Medics: motorcycle helmet saved man’s life in crash

OSP investigates a motorcycle crash near S.R. 4 and Upper Valley Pike (Phot: Zev Orenstein)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Medics on scene say a man survived a motorcycle crash due to the protective gear he was wearing.

The crash happened just after 7 a.m. on Tuesday near the intersection of S. R. 4 and Upper Valley Pike.

The motorcycle ended up underneath a guardrail. The rider was taken to Miami Valley Hospital with reported non-life threatening injuries.

Medics say the man was wearing a helmet and other protective gear. They credit that gear with saving his life.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. OSP hasn’t released a cause yet. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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