Sen. Herron Crashes Bike; Hails Helmet As Life Saver

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State Senator Roy Herron says the Ironman Triathlon will go on without him after he crashed his bicycle.
The Dresden Democrat told the Union City Daily Messenger his helmet saved his life when he crashed his bicycle in the West Tennessee town of Rives (REEVZ’) on Sunday. He said he hit a patch of gravel in a 90-degree turn while training for a triathlon in Louisville, Ky., in August.
Herron went to the hospital with a broken collar bone, broken ribs and a partially collapsed lung. He was transferred to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.
After being released on Monday, Herron went back to work at the Legislature.

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