Hard-hitting footage of a fatal collision in Norfolk has been released by police in a bid to get motorcyclists and drivers to think seriously about road safety. Viewers are warned that this video contains content which some may find distressing, but it does not show any graphic images of the rider during or after the collision and they are given the option to refrain from viewing. -Norfolk Constabulary
NORFOLK, England — Police in the UK have released this video of a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred when a car turned into the path of 38-year-old David Holmes, an experienced rider of 22 years, according to his mother. On the day of the accident in June of 2013, David had a camera fitted to his helmet to capture what would turn out to be his last journey.
According to The Independent, David was traveling close to 100 mph and the driver of the car, who was prosecuted in April 2014, never saw him coming.
The Ipswich Star details the crash and funeral, along with what David’s mother, Brenda, finds most difficult. “He must have had a moment of fear at the end of his life; I find that very hard to deal with,” she said.
More than a year after the crash, David’s family has viewed the footage and requested it be released ‘to make riders and drivers think seriously about road safety.’ The Norfolk Constabulary released the video on its YouTube page to raise awareness and remind people to #thinkbike and #ridesafe.