Wearing a helmet saved my life

Terrace letter writer wants to thank the two couples who helped him when he had a cycling accident on Highway 16 west of the Kalum River

Dear Sir:

I am writing this letter to thank the two couples who helped me when I had a cycling accident on Saturday, May 30 around noon on Highway 16 west of the Kalum River.

I was going around 28/30 KPH when all of a sudden I went from that to zero.

A piece of wood had flown up and lodged in my front wheel.

Needless to say I flew over my handle bars with my feet still clipped to the pedals.

I landed straight on my head.

Thank God I had my helmet on. The impact cracked the helmet all the way through.

The first couple on scene helped me off the side of the road. While they were examining the extent of my injuries, another couple in a white pick up pulled over as well.

They said they would help me to town or the hospital if needed and I needed that assistance.

They took me to Mills Memorial Hospital, got me into a chair took me into emergency where I received great care.

The couple even took my bike home and informed my family of what had happened.

Words can’t thank them enough.

I am lucky to be alive thanks to wearing a helmet.

My strong message to all you cyclists who don’t wear helmets is to put one on. It can and will save your life and my experience is proof of that.

And again, thank you to the two couples who helped me out that day. It’s good to know there are people like that out there in our community.

Mark Hart,

Terrace B.C.