Central Indiana family encourages bicyclists to wear helmets

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A Central Indiana family wants bicyclists to remember to wear helmets after their loved one died on the Monon Trail.

David Browning, 51, veered off the trail, hit a tree and died from a head injury.

Thousands of people use the trail every day for cycling. Browning’s family said serious and even fatal crashes could be avoided by working together, taking good safety measures and wearing helmets.

“He was not wearing a helmet and I wished he had been. We might be talking about a concussion today instead of him passing away at the age of 51,” said John Browning, the victim’s brother.

Crashes along the Monon Trail are not frequent, but they do happen—often at intersections.

Vehicles do have the right of way, but drivers need to use caution at the crossings. Those who use the trail need to remember to stop at all intersections.

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