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Free helmet program provides safety to riders

IU Health Arnett is providing free helmets for patients involved in an a bicycle or horseback riding accident.

Posted: Feb 24, 2018 11:37 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)-- Up to 60 deaths a year are caused by head injuries from riding a horse without a helmet.

IU Health Arnett Foundation has created a program to decrease the number of tramatic brain injuries.

The program offers free helmets to anyone who has been in a bicycle or horseback riding accident. Giving everyone the chance to be safe on their ride.
Teresa Williams said I think we are starting to overcome that with education.

"You know a lot of people don't realize the extent of horseback related injuries, also they don't realize that there is approxiamtley seven million people that ride a horse every year." Williams said.
Barn Manager Ericha Clute says the presentations are important for the riders at Wild About Horses Equestrian Center.

"Some kid really don't know why they're wearing the helmet and they think it's a fashion statement but it's real important and thet watch the video and they're like okay I get it." Clute said.

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