View Full Version : A man hits his head while on a motorcycle and dies while protesting helmet law?

netscape check two
07-03-2011, 02:04 PM

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ONONDAGA, N.Y. (AP) 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.

The accident happened Saturday afternoon in the town of Onondaga, in central New York near Syracuse.

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.

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.

Troopers say Contos would have likely survived if he had been wearing a helmet.


Mr. R&B
07-03-2011, 02:35 PM
What a dumbass.

07-03-2011, 02:41 PM
This whole story is a reason to wear helmets. He inadvertently promoted it.

Mr. R&B
07-03-2011, 02:50 PM
Pretty much.

If anything, this will make them enforce the law harder.

07-03-2011, 03:03 PM

Divine, I love your youtube signature.