Originally Posted by Garp
Why? It's a simple statement of fact, it's not an editorial comment. I frequently read about Auto accidents where they mention that driver was ejected and wasn't wearing a seatbelt. I don't see the difference. Immediately after an accident there are precious few known facts available for the reporter to use so I can't blame them for using what they can.
The difference to me is a seat belt is required by law, a helmet is not.
Might as well state the rider was wearing body armour, a jacket, or boots as its all safety equipment.
It has no bearing on what happened in the accident. This is why I feel like you state, they use whatever they can for story filler.
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