Motorcyclist crashes in helmet law protest, dies
A bare-headed motorcyclist riding in protest of New York state's helmet law crashed, struck his head on the roadway and died from his injuries, state police said on Sunday.
Philip Contos, 55, was riding among a large group of motorcyclists staging an organized protest ride in western New York near Syracuse against the state law requiring all motorcyclists to wear helmets.
It's sad that he died, but he was an idiot. A lot of people die in the act of doing something great, but this was a stupid act, so he is no hero. I hope his death will be a warning to other stupid dumb idiot morons on the road to be safe.