Student Bike Accident Serves as Safety Lesson

(Post Independent) – Forest Williams made perhaps the best decision of his young life the day he had a serious bicycle accident on the way home from Glenwood Springs Middle School.

“Before he left for school that day, he decided to put a helmet on and pull the strap tight around his chin,” his father, Randy Williams, said during an all-school bike safety assembly at Forest’s school Wednesday.

The wreck occurred several weeks ago.It was a quick and simple, yet crucial move that very likely saved his life, Williams said, stressing the importance of wearing a helmet, always, when bicycling, skateboarding, skiing or snowboarding.

Forest was doing his part to help keep cars off the road during the Grand Avenue bridge closure and detour, just as school and city officials have encouraged, in an effort to help ease traffic congestion during peak hours. CONTINUE