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Bike safety clinic

Bike safety clinic

>>>chandi lowry: five years after her son was killed in a bike accident, a local mother is hoping she can help other kids and their families avoid a similar tragedy. wfmz's emma wright has more on an important bike safety clinic in whitehall. >>no super nat sound "so one thing you want to check...is make sure you have proper air pressure.">>reporter: it doesn't seem like much but simple safety checks may be the difference between life and death for kids out riding their bicycles.>>julie stauffer, son was killed in bike accident "a bike is not really a toy. you might get it from a toy store but it's not a toy.">>reporter: take it from julie stauffer who's son sage was killed in a tragic accident in 2010. bike safety is not something to be 3 taken lightly.>>julie stauffer< son was killed in bike accident "there is a steep hill that leaves our house and as he went down the hill he lost control, flew over the handlebars, and landed in the middle of a basketball game that was going on there.">>reporter: julie thinks faulty brakes may be to blame for sage's death and now she's using her heartache to help other families ?not? suffer the same fate. on saturday, she hosted a bicycle safety clinic in her son's memory. kids who attended got free helmets, a free bmx show, and a free tune up thanks to a local bike shop.>> andrew bruns, fitness central "just showing them why bikes that aren't assembled properly are dangerous.">>julie stauffer, son was killed in bike accident "it gave me goosebumps when they just talked to the little boy and said his brakes were shot and needed to make some adjustments.">>reporter: julie says she feels better knowing that another child will leave her clinic a little safer. the bike repairs may just be small adjustments but may have a big impact on a young life.>>julie stauffer, son was killed in bike accident "we saved somebody. and i just look at it and go thank god.">>reporter: ew, 69 news. 3


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