Law Times June 17 2013
Helmets …. save lives,” said Brian Patterson, president of the Ontario Safety League.
Personal injury law firm McLeish Orlando LLP wants to make sure young cyclists are safe through the Helmet on Kids campaign.
The campaign, launched last week at Blake Street junior public school, donated helmets to 500 students between the ages of five and 14 this year.
“The reality is that too many kids injured in cycling collisions in Toronto are not wearing helmets,” said Patrick Brown, a lawyer at McLeish Orlando LLP and organizer of the Toronto Helmets on Kids campaign.
“Studies show that helmets reduce the severity of head injuries, and it just makes sense to have kids wearing helmets.”
The law firm began the campaign for safer bike rides in 2009. Since then, it has donated more than 1,500 helmets to public school students across Toronto.
“The simple fact is that helmets save lives,” said Brian Patterson, president of the Ontario Safety League.