“Saved By The Helmet Award” offered to Youngstown man

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Motorcycle Ohio presented the Saved by the Helmet Award to a Youngstown man who survived a serious fall wearing a helmet.

Motorcycle Ohio presented the Saved by the Helmet Award to a Youngstown man who survived a serious fall wearing a helmet.

On July 25 last year, a vehicle turned left in front of John Wagner on the corner of Fairground Boulevard and Route 224 in Canfield, knocking him at least four feet into the air.

Wagner broke his pelvis, but his helmet saved his life.

The award is given throughout the year to those who have survived serious falls wearing a helmet.

Motorcycle Ohio hopes that the recognition of riders who wear protective equipment will help promote and increase awareness of the life-saving value of motorcycle helmets.

Wagner says: “What I recommend is that they wear the equipment because I’m standing here, because I am wearing the equipment and I tell them that I survived an accident and a very heavy impact. If it weren’t for the equipment that I was wearing , I wouldn’t be recognized today and we wouldn’t be doing this video now. “

The Ohio State Patrol says the state recorded 1,025 motorcycle-related deaths from 2016 through early September 2021, 73% of those people not wearing a helmet.

Ohio has over 400,000 registered motorcycles, 600,000 registered riders, and issues 40,000 motorcycle permits annually.