Hi, I'm Heidi Hoschka, RN, trauma prevention coordinator at Hudson Hospital Emergency Center. Welcome to my blog!
Did you know? Bicycle crashes, like most crashes, can and should be prevented. Operator error, either by bicyclist, motorist or by pedestrian, is the cause of more than 90% of bicycle crashes.
- Children are particularly prone to error-related crashes. Child errors account for more than 90% of all child bicycle crashes.
- In contrast, 60% of adult bicycle crashes are the result of motorist, not bicyclist, error. The most common is a left turn across the path of an oncoming bicycle.
- A frequent and unexpected error among both adult and child bicyclists is riding the wrong way in traffic. Wrong-way bicycle riding is involved in 1/3 of all bicycle-motor vehicle crashes.
Plan to attend!
Hudson Hospital & Clinic is sponsoring a free Bike Safety Clinic at River Crest Elementary - Sunday, May 4
A Bike Safety Clinic for kids will be offered on Sunday, May 4 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the River Crest Elementary School on County Road F in Hudson. This event is co-sponsored by Hudson Hospital & Clinic, YMCA Camp St. Croix, Hudson Police Department, Art Doyle’s Spokes and Pedals of Hudson, River Valley Trails, and St. Croix EMS & Rescue.
The Bike Safety Clinic’s goal is to reduce injury from bike-related accidents. Chalked street stations are designed to mimic common accident problem areas that young cyclists may face. By educating parents and children on these pitfalls, we hope to increase safe bicycle riding on streets and roads and reduce injury to kids.
Parents are invited to have children bring bikes and helmets for a safety and performance check performed by trained safety staff. A parent must be present. Learn about the most current bike safety rules and practice them on the provided safety course. The safety course takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. Bike and helmet safety information will also be available. Ambulance tours with St. Croix EMS & Rescue will also be available. An easy family bike ride is planned through Camp St. Croix following the event at approximately 3 p.m. New this year – PowerUp will sponsor a booth. PowerUp is a community wide youth health initiative to make better eating and active living easy, fun, and popular so youth can reach their full potential. PowerUp is supported by a designated fund of the Lakeview Foundation in partnership with HealthPartners. For more information about the Bike Safety Event contact Heidi Hoschka, RN, trauma prevention coordinator, Hudson Hospital & Clinic at (715) 531-6543.
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