Bicyclist struck by car near JohnstownWhat is the point of telling everyone whether the cyclist was wearing a helmet? It feels like the intent here is to say "well, this person wasn't wearing a helmet, so they deserve to have been hit."
JOHNSTOWN -- For the second time in two days, the Monroe Township Fire Department responded to a person being struck by a car.
On Thursday, the person struck was a bicyclist who was wearing a helmet, Fire Chief Dudley Wright said. The crash occurred at about 8:30 a.m. on Sportsman Club Road.
Additional information was unavailable late Thursday.
There's no mention of the details of the accident other than that - whether there was alcohol involved, who was at fault, how the victim was found, etc. Only an implication that the cyclist was at fault because he/she wasn't helmeted.
I know I'm preaching to the choir, but the presence of a helmet on the head of a cyclist doesn't make them more or less at fault in an accident. The fact is that the driver was going too fast around a cyclist to be safe. If he hadn't been going too fast, the cyclist wouldn't have been hit.
People, not speed.