Bicycle Accidents & Traumatic Brain Injury

With the weather getting warmer and the popularity of NYC’s bike share growing, I am excited to discuss the “Helmet Use Among Bike Sharers” segment that Lehman College’s Dr. Danna Ethan discussed on Public Health Minute. Wearing a helmet can greatly reduce the severity of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) from bicycle accidents. Dr. Danna Ethan states that only 11% of the 5,000 NYC riders observed wore a helmet. The streets of NYC are almost always busy; therefore, it is crucial for bike riders to take precaution. Safety first!

Listen below to Public Health Minute’s segment on “Helmet Use Among Bike Sharers.” 

Danna Ethan and William Latimer

Public Health Minute with William Latimer

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