Thursday, July 07, 2011

From the "Irony Can Be so Ironic" File

Hat tip to YKW on this one:

NY motorcyclist in helmet protest hits head, dies

(AP) – 2 days ago

ONONDAGA, N.Y. (AP) — A man riding bareheaded on one of about 550 motorcycles in an anti-helmet law rally lost control of his cycle, went over his handlebars, hit his head on the pavement and died, police said Sunday.

The motorcyclist, 55-year-old Philip A. Contos, likely would have survived the accident if he'd been wearing a helmet, state troopers said.

The accident happened Saturday afternoon in Onondaga, a town in central New York near Syracuse.
I'd say that these libertarian types can be so hard-headed, but that would be inapropriate.