Bicycle used to identify Eagle Lake crash victim

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With help from a Mankato sporting goods store, police were able to identify an Eagle Lake man who was seriously injured in a bike accident Tuesday.
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ID-Ten-T

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Life is dangerous. Wear your helmet people.
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Good job to the idiot parents of the young girls who were out on the road like morons. Probably cost this guy his life or at the very least a return to a normal life. Way to go dumb@$$es.
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He must've been going pretty fast to have gone into a coma after falling off. The Trek 2300 is a speed bike - last I checked. So he could've been going as fast as ~35mph...all w/o a helmet.
whats next

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I hope he gets well soon..
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you guys with your helmet thing...
whats next...
are we going to have to wear a helmet in the bathtub?
you might slip and bump your head...
Commonsense

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If he would have been paying attention the helmet use would not have been an issue. As far as the girls in the street - just goes to show you can't fix stupid. I do hope he makes a speedy and full recovery though.
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ID-Ten-T wrote:
Life is dangerous. Wear your helmet people.
No actually "Life is Dangerous" Pay attention to your surroundings - a helmet wouldn't have helped him had it been a car backing out of a driveway.
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I'm not saying that there should be a law requiring helmet use, but there are to many unknowns when road biking for me personally not to wear one every time I go out for a ride.

I can understand people riding on bike trails not doing it because there's less risk. However, riding fast without a helmet on a road with cars, pedestrians, potholes, other cyclists to deal with is taking your life into your own hands.

A helmet isn't going to make you invincible, but it probably could have protected this guy.

Hopefully he recovers quickly, and if so learns from his mistake.
omg

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I was there when it happened and the dude was goin like 30 mi plus and he was wearing no helmet he was looking down and there were no cars next to him so he could have swerved yes i understand that it was that girls fault also but i mean i ride bike that fast all the time and i still look up and not look out i mean seriously i hope the dude heals fast and that girl is ok and dude hope your ok

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