Please make your kids wear helmets. It could save their lives. This is from the Colorado Springs Police Blotter.
On Saturday, March 16, 2013, the Colorado Springs Police Department was notified of an accident involving a thirteen year old male who had been injured while riding a skateboard. Officers were sent to the area to investigate the accident. When they arrived, officers found that the victim had been transported to a local hospital in serious condition. The officers later learned that the victim succumbed to his injuries.
The investigation revealed that the victim, and his friend, were skateboarding down one of the streets in the neighborhood when the victim lost control of his board. The victim hit a curb on the west side of Howard Ave and was thrown from the skateboard and struck his head on the ground. The victim was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.