Pushing for helmet safety during National Brain Injury Awareness - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Pushing for helmet safety during National Brain Injury Awareness month

Posted:
WATERLOO (KWWL) -

David Mott's life could have been different, but it was one day, one accident that changed his life forever.

"David's motorcycle accident was July 14th, 1999. Never forget that day," said Sharon Mott, David's mother.

"I was going home or going to work. I can't remember, down Franklin and a lady missed, pulled out. A lady ran her red blinking light. I put my motorcycle down to avoid a crash and I slid under her back end and I hit my head on the cement."

After the accident, David was in a coma for a month. He went to a brain injury rehabilitation center in Ankeny for about four months. He now lives with his mother.

"If I could have a time machine, I would go back and put a helmet on me. Because I would save, put my family through a lot of heck and trouble. "

March is National Brain Injury Awareness month. David is now on a mission to get as many people as he can to wear a helmet.

"David viewed his points on it, the 18 and under and the extra money if you don't wear a helmet. I would like to see it mandatory in the state of Iowa," said Sharon Mott.

According to Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute, only 15% of motorcyclists in Iowa wear a helmet.

Harmony House in Waterloo is a step by step brain injury rehabilitation center.

Their goal this month along with the Northeast Iowa Brain Injury Alliance is to talk about brain injury prevention and they say that includes wearing your helmet.

"I would say walk through Harmony House and decide if wearing a helmet is more of an infringement on your freedom than living this sort of facility life," said Brenna Schaefer, Recreation Coordinator at Harmony House.

  • NEWSNEWSMore>>

  • Renters may have changes coming their way

    Renters may have changes coming their way

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:12 AM EDT2014-07-28 10:12:51 GMT
    The idea of living in a four-bedroom apartment with three unrelated roommates, may be coming to a stop in Cedar Falls. Task Force Member, Fred Abraham, has proposed the idea of reducing the maximum number of unrelated renters in a single-family home from four to three. He also think that any single family homes that are converted into rentals should either rent only to families or to no more than two unrelated people. His ideas behind these proposals is to reduce density and "preserve the cha...More >>
    The idea of living in a four-bedroom apartment with three unrelated roommates, may be coming to a stop in Cedar Falls. Task Force Member, Fred Abraham, has proposed the idea of reducing the maximum number of unrelated renters in a single-family home from four to three. He also think that any single family homes that are converted into rentals should either rent only to families or to no more than two unrelated people. His ideas behind these proposals is to reduce density and "preserve the cha...More >>
  • Goodwill closes one store, builds another

    Goodwill closes one store, builds another

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:27 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:27:14 GMT
    Goodwill Industries of Northeast Iowa plans to close its store in the Crossroads Center area, and build a new one.For the last 5-6 years Goodwill has been working towards getting away from leased facilities and towards owning their own facilities. The current store in one of the older units in the area, and is very dated, according to a Goodwill employee. There is also current concerns with security issues and safety problems. The store will be less square footage, but according to Chris Hars...More >>
    Goodwill Industries of Northeast Iowa plans to close its store in the Crossroads Center area, and build a new one.For the last 5-6 years Goodwill has been working towards getting away from leased facilities and towards owning their own facilities. The current store in one of the older units in the area, and is very dated, according to a Goodwill employee. There is also current concerns with security issues and safety problems. The store will be less square footage, but according to Chris Hars...More >>
  • Dubuque ranks in Top 10

    Dubuque ranks in Top 10

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:16 AM EDT2014-07-28 07:16:38 GMT
    Two Iowa cities are ranked in the Top 10 in Forbes. Dubuque ranks as #8 in the United States for Best Small places for Business and Careers Ranking. Des Moines also ranked in the Top 10 in the large city category.More >>
    Two Iowa cities are ranked in the Top 10 in Forbes. Dubuque ranks as #8 in the United States for Best Small places for Business and Careers Ranking. Des Moines also ranked in the Top 10 in the large city category.
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KWWL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Sandy Youngblut at 319-291-1259. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.