Letters: Helmets do save lives

Mother grateful for assistance in long board accident

I would just like to thank the first responders who assisted my son when had his longboard accident just below the Lodge area at the Potholes July 10, 2014.

I would like to start by telling all you boarders out there how important it is to wear safety gear when you ride (my son had none and rarely does he wear any); I got the call to go to the emergency at 7 p.m. (the accident happened at 3:30) and when I arrived, my son was still immobilized and was heading to do cat scans and x-rays and you could imagine one’s reaction when you see this.  It turned out he had bad bruising; severe road rash plus a concussion and he was very lucky his accident wasn’t worse.

Again, thank you to the folks who were on scene first and thank you to everyone who assisted, ensuring my son was safe and getting the best care possible.

Christine George

Sooke

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