PHOTOS: An eight year old boy was hospitalized this afternoon after being struck by a vehicle. Hatzolah and EMS responded to East 7th Street and Princeton Avenue after the boy riding a bicycle was struck and thrown off his bike. Hatzolah transported the boy to the Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia with a serious leg injury.
Police are at the scene doing a report. TLS-CCP/TLS-00/TLS-89.
did anybody hear any news…tehillim name??
if this is another message I’m reserving thilim 1-25
this is another reminder to helmets and to ride with traffic not against traffic
It’s a nes this doesn’t happen more often. As someone who drives around town every day, my heart is in my mouth when I see kids who have no knowledge of safety rules riding in the street. I am not commenting on this specific situation, of course, as I did not see it happen, and I wish this child a refuah shleima. – think this should serve as a wakeup call to all of us parents to make sure our children are riding safely.
when i drive around lakewood, or any other town and i see children without helmets, i just want to scream, it’s the law, i think the parents should be held accountable for the children not wearing one. i hope this child will be o.k
Persistance pays off. For 2 years I have been in the minority in enforcing helmet wearing. I would make daily announcements to my kids about the importance of wearing a helmet, praising a rewarding when they listened and stopping the bike riding when they didn’t. Now B’H I’m pleased to say that many more of my neighbors have taken up the cause and have begun enforcing it as well. If we as parents make it a part of the bike riding routine now, when they are older and less inclined to listen to our nagging, maybe just maybe they will continue to do it. Remember as I mentioned to keep it a positive and rewarding experience.
Lamaisa its the achraios of every parent t make sure a helmet is being used. Another achraios is to teach a road/ bike safety lesson for the kids. Then the inyan of bittul torah is another issue,I’m not saying no exersize challila , even the rambam in hilchus deous paskens that exersize is a must, just I think when it gets late in the day its mamash pikuach nefesh if a child drives a bike,its mamash a gevaldiga pikuach nefesh and a sacona when kids drive when it gets dark
YASHER COIACH to all. Everyone commented sympathetically and no-one turned it into a debate column.
HELMETS HELMETS HELMETS HELMETS
Need I say more
Can we have an update please?
is he ok ?
I don’t know what an eight year old was doing riding his bike in the street. Princeton Ave. and seventh is a very busy area . I was once turning left into a side street off Forest Ave. when all of a sudden a boy on a bike zoomed right into the street in front of my car without looking if a car was coming. I almost hit him, and if I had hit him, it would not have been my fault because I was already turning when he wasn’t yet in the street. He simply did not stop at the curb to look before he leaped. Parents MUST educate their children on bike safety before allowing them to ride all over the place. As far as wearing helmets are concerned, while they may protect one’s head, they will not prevent a leg or other injury, obviously.
how would the helmet help him who has a leg injury?
He is now going through sergery please say tehilem for moishe ben miriam
i wish the kid a quick refuah shleima.
It is a nes that we dont have these situations more often…. there has to be a way to keep kids safe from running and riding in the streets. I just saw a 1 1/2 yr old kids walking down the street by himself….. crossed one street and BH some girl found him and grabbed him and went to find his “owners” before he ran right into a busy street that he was walking along!! We dont need more tzaros- lets teach our kids how to watch out for themselves and their siblings and friends!
I wish the boy a quick Refuah Sheleima. As a mother of a few children, I see what goes on when kids ride their bikes. Kids with helmets are few and far between. Why aren’t parents more responsible? Why do we always have to be reactive instead of proactive?
Following is the excerpt from NJ DOT:
In New Jersey, anyone under 17 years of age that rides a bicycle or is a passenger on a bicycle, or is towed as a passenger by a bicycle must wear a safety helmet.
On August 1, 1998 this helmet law was extended to include roller and inline skates and skateboards. Roller skates means a pair of devices worn on the feet with a set of wheels attached, regardless of the number or placement of those wheels and used to glide or propel the user over the ground.
he is in chop now he had surgerey it went well he is recuprerating now.
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