A bicyclist who was hospitalized is now in stable condition after a morning crash. The fact that he's doing this well is welcome news, considering what he went through. The helmet he was wearing may have saved his life.
The crash happened near 84th and Harrison Wednesday morning. 28-year-old Miguel Corio was riding on the sidewalk when he was hit by 50-year-old Stanley Young as he was turning. Police believe sun glare may have played a role in the crash.
Experts say wearing a helmet is the key to surviving a crash like this. Dylan Page sells bikes and says helmets go hand in hand.
“Wearing a helmet is super crucial no matter how short or long the ride may be. Or how experienced or inexperienced of a rider you are,” said Page.
He had a first hand experience just last week.
“I was simply going around a speed bump and I went up on the curb a little too much and went down,” said Page.
He says wearing a helmet reduces your risk 45 to 85 percent. But how you wear it is equally important.
“You don't want this thing to be swiveling side to side,” said Page.
Bottom line, he says Wednesday morning's crash is living proof how a helmet can save a life.
“No matter how short or long it may be you gotta put it on,” said Page.