On July 2,1983 , Philip Contos was riding Harley Superglide in a anti helmet protest ride held in central New York, little did he know that it was going to be his last ride of his life. He was one of 550 riders who were part of that rally. The rally was in Onondaga, a town in central New York near Syracuse.
The organization conducting the rally mentioned that it encourages the voluntary use of helmets but it opposes mandatory helmet laws.
During the ride , Contos lost control of his bike, went over his handlebars, hit his head on the pavement ,he had hit the brakes too hard and lost his balance. He was declared dead at the hospital. The State police said he would have survived if he was wearing a helmet. There was no other issue with other riders.
Though there are strict laws , there is always an exception where
“Sometimes you get away with it. Sometimes you don’t. ”
Philip Contos had taken the exception route and met his fate !
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