A MUM has warned of the importance of cycle helmets after her son was injured in a collision with a pedestrian.

Cyclist Jordan Moore, 15, collided with a woman thought to be in her 60s outside Radipole Primary School in Weymouth yesterday afternoon.

They were both taken to hospital for treatment to minor injuries. The woman had been knocked unconscious for a short time.

Jordan, who was not wearing a cycling helmet, had some cuts and bruises.

His mum Samantha, of Westham, said: “Parents need to be aware that even at 15 or 16, lots of kids go out without helmets.

“It can happen to anyone; he hit a pedestrian but it could have been a car and been a lot worse.”

She added: “My thoughts are with the poor lady who was injured.”

PC Jamie Heath of Weymouth police added: “This sort of thing really reiterates the importance of wearing a helmet.”

Emergency care practitioner Jay Mercer said two off duty paramedics were cycling past when the incident happened so were quickly on scene.