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Published in Media Alerts on December 07, 2012 (PDF)

UMMC Emergency Medicine Chair discusses bicycle-related injuries prior to helmet vote

Media Contact: Maarc Rolph at 601-815-5133 or

WHAT: Video commentary on bicycle-related injuries from Dr. Richard Summers, professor and chair of Emergency Medicine at UMMC.


WHERE: Preview HERE.  Contact Marc Rolph at if you would like to download and use the HD video.

WHY: During their meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 11, Jackson City Council members are scheduled to vote on an ordinance requiring bicycle riders to wear helmets. The ordinance proposes fines between $25 and $75 for riders not wearing helmets, but allows the fine to be waived for first-time offenders.