You know, maybe these people who say that mandatory helmet laws are “infringin’ on mah freedums” should be allowed to take the same chances that this guy did. Just make ’em sign a waiver saying the rest of society won’t have to pay for the cleanup and medical bills. You know, just in case being a helmetless idiot doesn’t actually kill them.
Morons like this are always there to entertain us!
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.