2018-06-27

RCMP remind parents kids should wear helmets after scooter-car collision involving 12-year-old



After a child on a scooter was struck by a car on June 22, Lunenburg District RCMP are reminding parents that kids should wear helmets when riding scooters or bicycles.

RCMP responded to the collision on Friday on Highway 3 at Robinson's Corner.

The child, who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision, struck the side mirror of a vehicle while riding on the highway. The 12-year-old boy left the scene and returned upon arrival of RCMP. He was treated by EHS for minor injuries.

"This collision is a reminder for parents to have a discussion with your children around scooter/bicycle safety," Sgt. David Ferguson, Lunenburg District RCMP, said in a statement.

"As a parent, you are responsible to ensure your child is wearing an approved helmet when on their scooter/bicycle."

No charges are expected against the driver of the vehicle.

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