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June 11, 2001

ER doc's safety tips

By Katie Jordan

William Zempskey, an emergency physician at the Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford, offered these tips for skateboarders, bikers and inline skaters:

1. Always wear a helmet

2. Don't ride at night

3. Wear wrist guards and elbow and knee pads

4. Stay out of the street, if you can

5. Have adult supervision

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