DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Medics on scene say a man survived a motorcycle crash due to the protective gear he was wearing.

The crash happened just after 7 a.m. on Tuesday near the intersection of S. R. 4 and Upper Valley Pike.

The motorcycle ended up underneath a guardrail. The rider was taken to Miami Valley Hospital with reported non-life threatening injuries.

Medics say the man was wearing a helmet and other protective gear. They credit that gear with saving his life.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. OSP hasn’t released a cause yet.