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N.Y. Biker Protesting Helmet Laws Dies of Head Injuries In Crash

July 05, 2011  | 


Photo: Alesa Dam

A New York biker participating in a ride protesting helmet laws died after he was thrown from his motorcycle and suffered a head injury.

Philip A. Contos, 55, was killed on Saturday afternoon during a ride in Onondaga when his 1983 Harley fishtailed and threw him over the handlebars. Contos would likely have survived had he been wearing a helmet, according to New York State Police.

Source: Syracuse Post-Standard

Tags: Stupid Criminals


Comments (3)

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Morning Eagle @ 7/5/2011 8:56 PM

Hmmm .... wonder what his last thought was in that split second just before his head slammed into the pavement? Some people never learn.

michael @ 7/6/2011 3:34 AM

Well sometimes you have to sit back and just think to yourself why thing
like this happen the way they do. I wondered after I read this article what was his last thought this guy had just before it was over with; I wish I had my Helmet, My family, This is going to hurt or...... Dear Lord Help me, please forgive me my sins............who knows.
Whatever it was I hope it was the last one, Life is strange at times especially these days but was this risk really worth it to try to prove something. What a loss and a sad state of affairs for this guys family.

God Bless

Tschako @ 12/22/2011 5:37 PM

At least he's still good for parts. Transplant surgeons love these guys.

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