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.