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Take note of safety signs, councillor tells skate park users

7th September 2010 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander.

Users of a skate park in Whitby have been urged to heed safety signs telling them to wear protective clothing.

The call comes after a teenager suffered a head injury at the town's skate park, prompting his mother to urge parents to ensure helmets are worn at the site, the Whitby Gazette reported.

The youngster was knocked unconscious at the park last Wednesday, after flying over the handlebars of his BMX bike and hitting his head on the concrete. He wasn't wearing a safety helmet and suffered a broken kneecap, a broken tooth and a large cut above the eye as a result of the crash.

His mother told the newspaper how important she thought it was that users of the park should wear helmets.

"I think someone could end up killed or seriously injured if we, as parents, don't take responsibility," she said.

"I would hate this to happen to someone else. Seeing my son covered in all that blood was horrendous.

"But it is concrete and so they should be wearing helmets."

Joe Plant, a borough and county councillor, asked skate park users to heed safety signs telling them head gear must be worn.

Earlier this month, a Whitby boat owner called for more warning signs to be installed in the town after a spate of 'wave dodgers' had been seen.



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