Upstate biker credits helmet for saving his life - FOX Carolina 21

Upstate biker credits helmet for saving his life

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Mike Denise suits up in his protective gear to ride his motorcycle. (June 1, 2012/FOX Carolina) Mike Denise suits up in his protective gear to ride his motorcycle. (June 1, 2012/FOX Carolina)
WALHALLA, SC (FOX Carolina) -

An Upstate man says a helmet is why he's alive after a terrible motorcycle crash.

Mike Denise said three months ago he was headed to work driving 50 mph on Westminster Highway in Walhalla when a deer ran out in front of him. 

Denise said he hit the deer head-on. Thankfully, he had his helmet and protective gear on. Denise is now on a mission to encourage riders in South Carolina to wear protective gear since it's not required if you're over 21. 

"It might help bring you home to your family," said Denise. "It just might make the difference in life or death."

Since his crash, Denise purchased a new bike and is back on the road - wearing the gear that helped save his life.

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