Helmet Would Have Saved Motorcyclist Who Crashed During Anti-Helmet Protest Ride

A 55-year-old New York man was riding in an American Bikers Aimed Towards Education helmet-protest ride Saturday when he fishtailed, "went over the handlebars of his motorcycle and injured his head on the pavement." The head injury killed him.

Evidence at the scene and information from the attending physician indicate Contos would have survived if he had been wearing a Department of Transportation approved helmet, troopers said.

Parish man, protesting motorcycle helmet laws, dies from head injury, troopers say [Post-Standard] (H/T @sportsfeeder1)

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Helmet Would Have Saved Motorcyclist Who Crashed During Anti-Helmet Protest Ride