Father of boy who died when cycling urges for parents to keep children safe on the roads

February 8th, 2019 by admin Leave a reply »

Tyler.jpgThe father of a young teenager who died after a crash while riding his bike pleads for other parents to keep their children safe on the roads.

Tyler Wolstenholme, aged 13, sadly died when his bike collided with a car at a junction before school last week.

He suffered serious head injuries in the crash and died in hospital later the same day and it is believed he wasn’t wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Tyler’s family hope to highlight the importance of wearing a helmet but, more importantly, about road safety in general.

Hugh Potter, Senior Partner and head of personal injury at Potter Rees Dolan, said:

How desperately sad. My sons cycle but even so I can’t begin to imagine how hard this must be for Tyler’s parents. The Manchester Evening News needs to be careful about lauding cycle helmets though: they are good for low force impacts like falling off but don’t offer much protection for anything more. Road collisions need to be avoided in the first place which means all road users taking care and being considerate

Why not take a look at our sister website, Bicycle Assist, for easy, practical support for cyclists living in and around Greater Manchester.

We provide legal advice for cyclists as we’re passionate about cycling and believe that cyclists should have as much support as other road users, particularly following an accident.

Bicycle Assist is a source of information any keen cyclist should consider as we cover everything you need to know about what to do before and after an accident.

Hugh Potter is a personal injury solicitor with Potter Rees Dolan. Should you have any queries about the issues raised in this article and wish to speak with Hugh or any other member of the team please contact us on 0161 237 5888.


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