Paramedic urges kids to wear a cycle helmet following Jessica’s horror injury

A paramedic who helped save an eight-year-old County Durham girl who fractured her skull while playing on her bike is urging all parents to make sure their children wear cycle-helmets. Jessica Thornton was on her pushbike in August trying to go down some steps at an underpass close to her home at Pine Street, Chester le Street, when she came off her push-bike - banging her head into the ground. Because she wasn't wearing a helmet she suffered a fractured skull, resulting in bleeding ...