You don’t expect to hear a cautionary story on bicycle safety during a library program highlighting career training opportunities in construction. However, with the days growing longer and the warmer temperatures, Byron McCain’s story about his son’s journey needs to be shared.
Walker McCain opted to not wear a helmet when biking with a friend. Less than a mile from home, his hat blew off and he applied the brakes instinctively reached backwards to catch it. Walker went over the handlebars and slid 50-75 feet, landing against a rock. He lost consciousness and among his injuries were a broken neck and extensive brain injuries.