MSHP says motorcycle fatalities are up by 414%; Springfield father says helmet saved his son’s life

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop D says motorcycle fatalities are up by 414% from last year.

Troop D says 72 motorcyclists who died in crashes this year did not have helmets on. Under Missouri law, motorcyclists 26-years-old and older are not legally required to wear helmets anymore.

One Springfield father is still encouraging other riders to wear their helmets on the road. Scott Taylor’s son Trey got into a motorcycle wreck back in February. Taylor said he would have lost his son if he had not been wearing a helmet.

“It saved his life,” Scott Taylor said. “No helmet, he’s dead on the scene. Probably instantly.”

The incident left Trey with broken bones all over, a destroyed femur, and most concerning, traumatic brain injuries. He has been recovering for the last several months.

”Trey is doing pretty well,” Taylor said. “He’s progressing as well as the

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Biker not wearing helmet dies in Orangeburg crash: SC cops

A motorcycle rider was killed in an overnight crash with a pickup truck on a Midlands road, South Carolina Highway Patrol said Wednesday.

It was the third motorcycle rider to die since Saturday after a Columbia-area crash.

The two-vehicle collision happened at about 9:20 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. 178 in Orangeburg County, according to Master Trooper David Jones.

A 2003 Chevrolet truck was heading west on U.S. 178, and when it made a left turn onto Lake Edisto Road, it crashed into an eastbound 2005 Yamaha motorcycle, Jones said.

The motorcycle rider, who was not wearing a helmet, was taken to an area hospital and died, according to Jones.

The Orangeburg County Coroner’s Office is expected to publicly identify the motorcycle rider after notifying the next of kin.

The truck driver was wearing a seat belt and was not hurt, according to Jones.

No other injuries were reported.


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Arrested For Wearing A Helmet

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A case in Arizona demonstrates what can happen…

Many motorcycle riders remove their helmet before entering a business, including a gas station. Others think it’s fine to leave theirs on, even if it makes other people upset. This topic has been debated here and there on the internet for some time. Now a case out of Arizona where a man was arrested for wearing his full-face motorcycle helmet through a Walmart has put the topic front and center. It’s definitely an interesting situation, especially when in 2021 obscuring your face in public has been not only acceptable but actually encouraged by all kinds of businesses for over a year. Nobody knows how long that encouragement will last, but in the future this case might set a legal precedent which affects all motorcycle riders.

As economic times get rocky, some are considering ditching their

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Helmet use linked to more arm and hand injuries in motorcycle crash patients, not less

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Maybe parents are right to bristle when their infatuated offspring brings home a motorcycle rider: Despite only making up 10% of vehicles on U.S. roads, motorcycle riders comprise 40% of all traffic accident trauma patients. It’s risky business—even, it appears, when you do the right thing and wear a helmet. A new study published in the Open Access journal SICOT-J has found that, while it protects from the most severe injuries, wearing a helmet during a crash is associated with more arm and hand injuries.

Arm and hand injuries constitute 35% of all motorcycle injuries and patients often need more rehabilitation than with other types of injury, raising questions around the cost of care. The current study, led by researchers at the Yale School of Medicine, sought to determine the frequency of these injuries under two specific circumstances: when the rider was helmeted and when

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