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Bicycling means fun and freedom for children, but it also poses dangers

Cycling is fun for the entire family but both parents and children need to be properly equipped when riding.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — According to Safe Kids USA and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission children sustain more than 275,000 non-fatal bicycle injuries every year. In addition, nearly 140 children are killed every year while riding their bikes and nearly 690 children are injured every day from bike-related crashes.  Jennifer Hoekstra is an Injury Prevention Specialist at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital and she joined us to talk about keeping our kids safe on their bikes.

For more information, or to set up an appointment to purchase a helmet for your child, contact Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Injury Prevention Program at 616.391.SAFE (7233) or visit www.helendevoschildrens.org/injuryprevention

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