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7/5/07

Tragic Accident Prompts Generous Donation

The Tyler Police Department received a donation today that was heads above the rest.

The department's bicycle unit was given 360 bike helmets by Tyler Ford. The donation will help the department continue its bike safety campaign. It was prompted by a tragic bike accident just a few weeks ago.

"About two weeks ago, they had a seven year old that I read about that had been in a bicycle accident," David Irwin with Tyler Ford said.  "Two or three days later, the little one passed away, and it was one that if he had had a helmet on, he probably would have survived."

The helmets will be handed out to children who might not otherwise have one at department-sponsored bike rodeos.

Lindsay Wilcox/Reporting: lwilcox@kltv.com

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