Family thinks helmet law could have saved their son’s life
It was 82 degrees with low humidity and light wind the day Scott Pohl died.
This is significant because a motorcycle was not Scott’s primary transportation. He usually drove his pickup to work.
Scott Pohl died after an SUV turned into his motorcycle’s path. He was not wearing a helmet, and suffered traumatic head injuries.
Scott’s shift for most of his six-day week started at 4:30 p.m. But on Fridays and Saturdays he’d start at 7 p.m., which is also significant.
It is why he was headed east on North Territorial Road in Salem Township at 6:32 p.m. on the second day of summer, approaching an SUV driver who never saw him coming.
Scott bought the black 2007 Honda Shadow VLX in April, the month