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Parents urge skatepark users to wear helmets after son's fatal BMX accident

Caroline Williams Reporter from North Shore Times

In North Shore teenager Kirill Koninin’s bedroom is a stack of empty shoe boxes.

The 17-year-old BMX rider and skateboarder would wear through his shoes “like fire”, father Vladimir Koninin​ said, following Kirill’s death on Christmas Eve.

On December 23, Kirill fell from his bike at a skatepark in Albany, suffering a head injury. Doctors at Auckland City Hospital later told Vladimir and mother Oxana Koninina​ that their son’s brain surgery had been unsuccessful, and the heartbreaking decision was made to turn off his life support the next day.

The family are hoping to dedicate a bench to Kirill at the park, in an effort to persuade others to wear helmets.

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WIN tickets to Auckland Arts Festival 2021

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