A 17-year-old died in a bicycle accident in Nevada, according to TheSpectrum.com. The accident occurred on Sunset Boulevard in St. George, Nevada. The cyclist crashed at an intersection and struck his head on the pavement. He was airlifted to a Las Vegas hospital.
No other people or vehicles were involved, according to police reports. The name of the victim has not been released. Witnesses say he swerved around pedestrians before crashing into a rock landscaping area on the side of the road. He was not wearing a bicycle helmet.
One of the most important bicycle safety rules for cyclists of any age is to always remember to wear a helmet. This type of accident can serve as a tragic reminder to cyclists of how important helmets are.
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