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August 5, 1966 - Motorcycle helmet saves life

Updated: Monday, August 5 2013, 10:15 AM EDT
On this day in 1966... The motorcycle helmet bill was signed into law in New York.

That same day on routes 9 and 155 in Latham, a 23-year-old Cohoes man was in an accident-thrown from the bike to the road, landing right on his head.

He was wearing a helmet.

State police say the man would have been severely injured or killed if he wasn't wearing the helmet.

That night he was reported in good condition at Albany Memorial.August 5, 1966 - Motorcycle helmet saves life

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