April 8th, 2013|
April 8, 2013
Under current state law in Ohio, only motorcyclists who are under the age of 17-years-old are mandated to wear a protective helmet. After a man’s life was saved by this simple piece of equipment during Ohio Motorcycle Accident though, he is now a proponent of mandatory helmet laws in the state.
An article from The Intelligencer explained that around 4:30 a.m. on the morning of May 11th last year, the then 61-year-old man was heading to work along the eastbound lanes of National Road in Lloydsville, Ohio. It was particularly chilly that morning and the man had only put on his helmet as a means to hold a toboggan in place.
During the ride though, three deer jumped onto the road in front of the bike. The motorcyclist did not have time to stop the machine and collided with the animals. The impact caused the bike to go down and skid across the asphalt until it came to a halt several hundred yards from where the accident initially occurred.
Luckily, the man had only sustained minor scrapes and bruises as a result of the crash and was able to leave the scene without serious medical treatment. He attributed walking away from the crash without serious injuries to the use of a helmet and now wears the safety equipment every time he rides regardless of the law.
The Ohio Personal Injury Attorneys with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy encourage motorcyclists to wear a helmet every time they ride!