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Motorcyclist in anti-helmet protest ride dies after hitting his head in crash

July 5, 2011 Leave a comment

The headline:  Motorcyclist in helmet protest ride hits head, dies

The link:  http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2011-07-04-motorcycle-helmet-protest-death_n.htm?csp=hf&loc=interstitialskip

The summary:  A motorcyclist riding in an anti-helmet protest ride died over the weekend after he lost control of his bike, went over the handlebars and hit his head on the pavement.  Police said he likely would have survived had he been wearing a helmet.

The reaction:  I suppose this little incident kind of defeats the whole purpose of an anti-helmet ride.

I’ve never understood why people continue to push so hard for not wearing a helmet.  I’m guessing it’s a freedom thing or a “I can do what I want” thing as opposed to anything that has to do with safety.  Well, this guy insisted on maintaining his “freedom” and he paid the price for it.

I wouldn’t anticipate another anti-helmet ride any time soon.

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