NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 05, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: Keith Morrison) Actor Gary Busey, known for promoting freedom to ride motorcycles without helmets, reported in serious condition after motorcycle accident; details given, scenes shown. Busey's career outlined; scenes shown from movie "The Buddy Holly Story". Busey noted appearing last wk. at benefit for organization opposing mandatory helmet law in California. Governor George Deukmejian recalled vetoing law mos. ago. [California state assemblyman Richard FLOYD - comments on legislature] [California Motorcyclist Association spokesperson Wayne THOMAS - comments on situation.] California lawmakers' struggle to pass mandatory helmet law detailed. [Last June, motorcyclist Evel KNIEVEL - urges passage of law.] Impact of Busey's accident upon situation discussed.