Factoria Market Place in Bellevue site of Child Safety day Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Child Safety Day will be held at Factoria Market Place in Bellevue on Saturday between 11m and 3pm according to The Bellevue Reporter.

At the fair, children will be able to have their bike helmets correctly fitted. The first 50 children under the age of 12 will receive a free helmet. Child bicycle helmets will also be on sale for $9 each while supplies last.

seattle bicycle accident lawyerThe event is being sponsored by the Bellevue Police Department, Overlake Hospital Medical Center and Factoria Market Place.

While there is not a Washington state law requiring bicyclists to wear helmets, Snohomish, Pierce and King Counties do require them as well as the cities of Seattle and Tacoma.

Every year, approximately 700 bicyclists die in bicycle accidents and two-third of those suffered a traumatic brain injury. Bicycle helmets protect the brain and skull and the neck in an accident. However, the helmet needs to be fitted properly for maximum protection. Improperly fitted helmets have a tendency to shift so an expert fitting can insure a snug and correct fit.

This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in bicycle accidents and the family of those killed.

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