Monday, July 04, 2011

Sadly Ironic

Motorcyclist Dies On Ride Protesting Helmet Law In New York


ONONDAGA, N.Y. -- Police say a motorcyclist participating in a protest ride against helmet laws in upstate New York died after he flipped over the bike's handlebars and hit his head on the pavement.

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The accident happened Saturday afternoon in the town of Onondaga, in central New York near Syracuse.
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State troopers tell The Post-Standard of Syracuse that 55-year-old Philip A. Contos of Parish, N.Y., was driving a 1983 Harley Davidson with a group of bikers who were protesting helmet laws by not wearing helmets.
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Troopers say Contos hit his brakes and the motorcycle fishtailed. The bike spun out of control, and Contos toppled over the handlebars. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
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Troopers say Contos would have likely survived if he had been wearing a helmet.

1 comment:

Montana said...

Yes, we always wear helmets ! How else can we listen to our Ipod ?