Sunnyside mulls helmet requirement for cyclists and skateboarders

Sunnyside mulls helmet requirement for cyclists and skateboarders »Play Video
SUNNYSIDE, Wash. -- Sunnyside leaders are considering forcing cyclists, skateboarders and longboarders to wear a helmet.

City Council heard a presentation last night from a Sunnyside attorney. He represents the family of a young man killed in a longboarding accident last year while not wearing a helmet.

Sunnyside neighbor Graciela Garza says she could go either way on a helmet law, but that parents might be able to do the job regardless.

"As parents, especially parents that have children skating, there's nothing wrong with just getting a helmet."

Sunnyside's mayor will work with the family's attorney to figure out what the next step might be.