Marcia Noyes

Mountain Ridge Residents Say Helmet Saved Son's Life

Theresa's Tribune | April 18th, 2002

On Sunday, April 14, Mountain Ridge residents Maria and John Givens were out for a walk down the neighborhood path leading to Mitchell Elementary. That stroll turned into a nightmare.

Their son Coleman sped ahead to test out new rollerblades received the previous week for his birthday. As an elementary school student, he often travels the familiar path to school. Less familiar on this day were the wheels upon which he traveled.