Motorcyclist protesting helmet laws dies in bike crash while not wearing his helmet

In today's news:

And of course the comments which are only conjecture:

"He was pronounced dead at Upstate University hospital, where doctors said he would have survived if he had been wearing a helmet."

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

My sympathy to the family and friends of Mr. Contos.



That is the offical statement the Police make about anyone not wearing a helmet that is involed in an accident. If you read the later reports of the accident, he was thrown over his handle bars and hit the road or guardrail... I doubt a helmet would have done much to protect him.