Helmet Law Protester Dies

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Helmet Law Protester Dies

Postby BottleCap » July 10th, 2011, 9:20 pm

In a motorcycle crash while not wearing a helmet on an ABATE helmet law protest ride.

Town of Onondaga, NY – A Parish man who was participating in a motorcycle helmet protest ride was killed this afternoon when he went over the handlebars of his motorcycle and injured his head on the pavement, state police said.

Philip A. Contos, 55, of 45 East St., Parish, was not wearing a helmet while driving a 1983 Harley Davidson motorcycle south on Route 11 in Onondaga with a large group of other motorcyclists, troopers said.

About 1:30 p.m., troopers said, Contos hit his brakes, the motorcycle fishtailed and went out of control and Contos went over the handlebars.

Contos was taken to Upstate University Hospital where he was pronounced dead, troopers said.

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.

The protest in which Contos was riding was organized by American Bikers Aimed Towards Education, Trooper Jack Keller said.

- http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/ ... orcyc.html

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Re: Helmet Law Protester Dies

Postby ecks » July 10th, 2011, 9:30 pm

This sux but he was doing what he believed in.
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Re: Helmet Law Protester Dies

Postby teddybearfrmhell » July 10th, 2011, 9:49 pm

totally support his right to live his life how he wanted to, his head, his decision
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Re: Helmet Law Protester Dies

Postby Luvs2Play » July 10th, 2011, 9:57 pm

It is a sad story for sure, but what upsets me is that a state patrolman can make the call that he would have survived if he was wearing a helmet. This cop should be a doctor if he is that good.

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Re: Helmet Law Protester Dies

Postby ecks » July 10th, 2011, 10:10 pm

Or a Supreme Being.
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Re: Helmet Law Protester Dies

Postby mdram » July 11th, 2011, 7:06 am

it was his choice

BUT if he was knowingly breaking the law, does a life insurance company have to pay?
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Re: Helmet Law Protester Dies

Postby teddybearfrmhell » July 11th, 2011, 10:46 am

mdram wrote:it was his choice

BUT if he was knowingly breaking the law, does a life insurance company have to pay?


if they dont have to pay, fine.... if you drive without a seat belt on and die in a wreck they will not pay either.....
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Re: Helmet Law Protester Dies

Postby mightydog » July 11th, 2011, 10:47 am

sounds like it could be an argument that a 'learn to ride' course might be more valuable than a helmet.

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Re: Helmet Law Protester Dies

Postby teddybearfrmhell » July 11th, 2011, 11:06 am

when your time it up, its up.... could have died fixing his bathroom sink... the ONLY thing that makes this remarkable in ANY way is that it happened at a helmet protest ride.
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Re: Helmet Law Protester Dies

Postby mdram » July 11th, 2011, 11:10 am

teddybearfrmhell wrote:when your time it up, its up.... could have died fixing his bathroom sink... the ONLY thing that makes this remarkable in ANY way is that it happened at a helmet protest ride.



kinda ironic though isnt it


wonder if theres a study, there has to be, of fatality with and without helmets
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