Daniel, our 17 year old son, likes to skateboard. He's pretty good at it, too. However, yesterday he was riding very fast when his board hit a rock or something and threw him forward. He was not wearing ANY protective gear. He tore up his hands and skinned up most of his body. The ER nurse spent an hour and a half cleaning and dressing Daniel's wounds. He didn't break any bones.
We're thankful he wasn't hurt worse. He could have landed on his face or head. Could have broken his arm, neck, back or skull. Thank GOD it wasn't any worse. But it was bad enough.
So, from now on: No Helmet, No Skate.