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Apr
25

Four-month-old has been found safe, after going missing in Center Point

UPDATE: The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says the child has been found and is safe. More information will be released Saturday morning.————————————————–An Amber Alert has been issued for a missing four-month old, after a car was stolen in Center Point.The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were alerted about 9:45 p.m. Friday that the infant was in a car seat when the vehicle was stolen on 5th Way NW.The vehicle is a silver 2019 Kia Sorrento, with the tag 58B5N33.As of 10:30 p.m., the search continues.WVTM13 will provide updates.

UPDATE: The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says the child has been found and is safe. More information will be released Saturday morning.

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An Amber Alert has been issued for a missing four-month old, after a car was stolen in Center Point.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were alerted about 9:45 p.m. Friday that the infant was in a car seat when the vehicle was stolen on 5th Way NW.

The vehicle is a silver 2019 Kia Sorrento, with the tag 58B5N33.

As of 10:30 p.m., the search continues.

WVTM13 will provide updates.

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Apr
25

5 Tips for Safe Bicycle Trips

There’s no better way to enjoy a beautiful summer day than with a bike ride with the family. When we think of bikes we think of healthy exercise, but we can sometimes forget that bikes are not just outdoor toys.  Several years ago, I was in a bicycle accident and my head hit the ground so hard.  Had I not been wearing a helmet, I am sure I would have had more than a fractured hip. That is just one safety measure of cycling, but there are many more than can protect you and your family.

Bicycle accidents account for 2% of all traffic fatalities. According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, over 700 people die from bicycle injuries each year. Bike safety is important for everyone especially our children. 300,000 kids each year are hospitalized for bike injuries.

People most at risk are young kids ages 5-14 and adolescents/young adults ages 15-24. They account for one third of all emergency room visits for bike injuries. Older Americans ages 40+ are also at a higher risk of bike accidents.

There are ways to protect yourself and your family when you are out riding your bikes. Here are five tips to remember to have a safe trip.

Apr
5

Bike | Safe Kids Worldwide

A properly fitted helmet is the most effective way to prevent a head injury. There are so many great reasons to ride your bike: It offers fun, freedom and exercise, and it’s good for the environment. We want kids and families to ride their bikes as much as possible. Here are a few tips so that you’ll be safe while you do so.

The Hard Facts

Properly-fitted helmets can reduce the risk of head injuries by at least 45 percent – yet less than half of children 14 and under usually wear a bike helmet.

Top Tips

  1. Wear a properly-fitted helmet. It is the best way to prevent head injuries and death.
  2. Ride on the sidewalk when you can. If not, ride in the same direction as traffic as far on the right-hand side as possible.  
  3. Use hand signals and follow the rules of the road. Be predictable by making sure you ride in a straight line and don’t swerve between cars.    
  4. Wear bright colors and use lights, especially when riding at night and in the morning. Reflectors on your clothes and bike will help you be seen.
  5. Ride with your children. Stick together until you are comfortable that your kids are ready to ride on their own. 

Learn More

The ride is just beginning. Check out more bike safety tips.

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