It's obviously sad when someone dies from a horrible accident, but not wearing a helmet on a motorcycle when protesting for the right not to wear one is really asking for it. From ABC News:
A New York man died Sunday while participating in a ride with 550 other motorcyclists to protest the state's mandatory helmet law.
Police said Philip A. Contos, 55, hit his brakes and his motorcycle fishtailed. Contos was sent over the handlebars of his 1983 Harley Davidson and hit his head on the pavement.
He was pronounced dead at the hospital.