Mailbag: Sept. 21

Daily Wildcat

In response to “Wearing a helmet a day keeps the coroner away” (Sept. 13 issue):

Thanks for addressing the importance of protecting your head with a bike helmet. Safety experts estimate that helmets could prevent 85 percent of head injuries. Pretty impressive. As a cyclist myself, I have been “saved” by my helmet when I went over my handlebars and crashed onto River Road. No car involved. I just hit a bad patch in the road and “biffed.”

Your brain is the most valuable part of your body and most instrumental to your academic success at the UA. I think it’s smart to protect it with a helmet.

—Lee Ann Hamilton, Health educator Campus Health Service