Bicyclists testify in murder trial. Imagine how tough that must have been to recall the day of a bicycle accident where you have lost a fellow cyclist and where you know good and well it could have been you.

For this group of local Santa Clarita cyclists they had to do just that. The driver was on the other side of the road and crossed over the yellow lines and smashed into 4 cyclists in a group ride. The driver was intoxicated well above the legal limit and couldn’t handle the curves in the road.

I wear my helmet on every ride. To the grocery store and back I wear my helmet. My children think it’s not cool to wear a helmet. I tell them about a time when I fell in a bike ride and cracked the shell of the helmet and received a concussion. In that case if it wasn’t for the helmet the outcome could have been fatal. In the case of this rider it would not have mattered but one never knows now do they. So…wear a helmet people, you never know when & where something might happen. It could be the curb in front of your house.

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