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As crash shows, high-tech gear can be a lifesaver

A 74-year-old motorcyclist is alive without injury following a T-bone crash with a car near Miltona, Minn., according to an article in the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Jim Rasmussen was wearing a full line of protective gear, including a SHOEI helmet, Helite airbag vest, jacket, pants, boots and gloves, and did not sustain any major injuries when he was struck by a car on the Minnesota highway 29.

"It was crazy. After a complete t-bone crash and being thrown 12 to 15 feet in the air, I thought there was no way he could have survived," said Miltona Fire Department assistant chief and first response Kyle Grinager.

When Granger arrived on the scene, Rasmussen explained that he was fine and that his vest had inflated, breaking his fall and stabilizing his neck and head. While his Can-Am roadster motorcycle was totaled in the accident, Rasmussen was left with a broken wrist and concussion.

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