Worcester Cyclists Urged to Wear Helmets after Serious Accident

Cyclists in Worcester have been urged to wear helmets by local ambulance crews.

The warning comes after a cyclist was seriously injured when a car knocked him off his bike. 

Cyclists in Worcester have been urged to wear helmets by local ambulance crews.

The warning comes after a cyclist was seriously injured when a car knocked him off his bike. 

Ambulance crews arrived at the scene to find that the elderly man wasn’t wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

“What is concerning about this case was the fact that the man was not wearing a cycle helmet,” said a spokesperson for the ambulance team who were called to treat the man. 

“There is now a huge amount of research that shows that for many patients, the level of injury is significantly reduced in cases where the cyclist was wearing a helmet.

“Wearing one doesn’t mean you can be reckless; far from it. What a helmet does is provide some protection for your face, head, and brain in case you come off your bike.

“While wearing a helmet does not reduce the risk of injury entirely, it does significantly reduce the extent of injury due to impacts to the head, particularly with children. 

The female driver was reported as being shaken up by the incident but was not injured. 

The 70-year-old cyclist is now being treated for his injuries in Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

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