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Discussion in 'UK and Europe' started by JohnB, May 30, 2004.

  1. JohnB

    JohnB Guest

    Yet another from the home of the Annetts :-(

    http://www.thisishampshire.net/hampshire/andover/news/ANDOVER_NEWS_NEWS0.html

    LUCKY TO BE ALIVE

    ANDOVER mother Mandy Bulpitt says her son is lucky to be alive after
    colliding with a car while not wearing his cycle helmet.

    Gary, aged 15, escaped serious injury when he was involved in the
    accident on Pilgrims Way, prompting Mrs Bulpitt to urge all cyclists to
    wear helmets.

    "He is very lucky to be alive and from now on he will definitely be
    wearing a helmet.

    "I still see people going past my house without helmets and I want to
    tell them they must wear them because they might not be so lucky as my
    son was," she said.

    Gary, from River Way, is recovering from facial injuries and stomach
    pains. He remembers very little about the accident.

    Police would like to speak to anyone who saw the accident on Pilgrims
    Way at around 5.25pm on Tuesday 18 May.

    The Andover Advertiser 'Be Safe, Wear a Helmet' campaign works to spread
    the message that wearing a helmet reduces the risk of head injury by 80
    per cent.
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    John B
     
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  2. I wear a helmet, but only on top of my head. Clearly, I now need to consider
    one with face and stomach protectors. Where can I get one of these?

    --


    Martin Bulmer

    Pie Conservation Threat


    In news:[email protected],
    JohnB <[email protected]> expounded sagaciously:
    > Yet another from the home of the Annetts :-(
    >
    >

    http://www.thisishampshire.net/hampshire/andover/news/ANDOVER_NEWS_NEWS0.htm
    l
    >
    > LUCKY TO BE ALIVE
    >
    > ANDOVER mother Mandy Bulpitt says her son is lucky to be alive after
    > colliding with a car while not wearing his cycle helmet.
    >
    > Gary, aged 15, escaped serious injury when he was involved in the
    > accident on Pilgrims Way, prompting Mrs Bulpitt to urge all cyclists
    > to wear helmets.
    >
    > "He is very lucky to be alive and from now on he will definitely be
    > wearing a helmet.
    >
    > "I still see people going past my house without helmets and I want to
    > tell them they must wear them because they might not be so lucky as my
    > son was," she said.
    >
    > Gary, from River Way, is recovering from facial injuries and stomach
    > pains. He remembers very little about the accident.
    >
    > Police would like to speak to anyone who saw the accident on Pilgrims
    > Way at around 5.25pm on Tuesday 18 May.
    >
    > The Andover Advertiser 'Be Safe, Wear a Helmet' campaign works to
    > spread the message that wearing a helmet reduces the risk of head
    > injury by 80 per cent.
    > -------
    >
    > John B
     
  3. Never mind, I've found just the thing.
    http://www.tntdojo.com/kendo.html


    In news:[email protected],
    Martin Bulmer <[email protected]> expounded sagaciously:
    > I wear a helmet, but only on top of my head. Clearly, I now need to
    > consider one with face and stomach protectors. Where can I get one of
    > these?
    >
    >
    > In news:[email protected],
    > JohnB <[email protected]> expounded sagaciously:
    >> Yet another from the home of the Annetts :-(
    >>
    >>

    >

    http://www.thisishampshire.net/hampshire/andover/news/ANDOVER_NEWS_NEWS0.htm
    > l
    >>
    >> LUCKY TO BE ALIVE
    >>
    >> ANDOVER mother Mandy Bulpitt says her son is lucky to be alive after
    >> colliding with a car while not wearing his cycle helmet.
    >>
    >> Gary, aged 15, escaped serious injury when he was involved in the
    >> accident on Pilgrims Way, prompting Mrs Bulpitt to urge all cyclists
    >> to wear helmets.
    >>
    >> "He is very lucky to be alive and from now on he will definitely be
    >> wearing a helmet.
    >>
    >> "I still see people going past my house without helmets and I want to
    >> tell them they must wear them because they might not be so lucky as
    >> my son was," she said.
    >>
    >> Gary, from River Way, is recovering from facial injuries and stomach
    >> pains. He remembers very little about the accident.
    >>
    >> Police would like to speak to anyone who saw the accident on Pilgrims
    >> Way at around 5.25pm on Tuesday 18 May.
    >>
    >> The Andover Advertiser 'Be Safe, Wear a Helmet' campaign works to
    >> spread the message that wearing a helmet reduces the risk of head
    >> injury by 80 per cent.
    >> -------
    >>
    >> John B


    --


    Martin Bulmer

    Pie Conservation Threat
     
  4. Tony Raven

    Tony Raven Guest

    Martin Bulmer wrote:
    > Never mind, I've found just the thing.
    > http://www.tntdojo.com/kendo.html
    >


    Just make sure you don't get that bamboo stick stuck in the spokes or you'll
    fall of the bike and kill yourself ;-)

    Tony
     
  5. On Sun, 30 May 2004 17:13:15 +0100, JohnB <[email protected]> wrote in
    message <[email protected]>:

    >ANDOVER mother Mandy Bulpitt says her son is lucky to be alive after
    >colliding with a car while not wearing his cycle helmet.


    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this story Complete Bollocks?
    Child hit by car, unhurt, mother says what? he would have been even
    more unhurt if he'd been wearing a plastic hat? A plastic hat would
    have magically levitated him away from the scene? What?

    Guy
    --
    May contain traces of irony. Contents liable to settle after posting.
    http://www.chapmancentral.co.uk

    88% of helmet statistics are made up, 65% of them at Washington University
     
  6. JohnB

    JohnB Guest

    "Just zis Guy, you know?" wrote:
    >
    > On Sun, 30 May 2004 17:13:15 +0100, JohnB <[email protected]> wrote in
    > message <[email protected]>:
    >
    > >ANDOVER mother Mandy Bulpitt says her son is lucky to be alive after
    > >colliding with a car while not wearing his cycle helmet.

    >
    > Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this story Complete Bollocks?
    > Child hit by car, unhurt, mother says what? he would have been even
    > more unhurt if he'd been wearing a plastic hat? A plastic hat would
    > have magically levitated him away from the scene? What?


    Of course it is, but you clearly don't know the lengths the editor of
    the local paper will go to to push his pet campaign.
    If he had been wearing a helmet it would have been:
    "Helmet saves my Child's Life".

    Instead it's a "Lucky to be Alive" story.

    It is a good example of what we are up against.

    John B
     
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