Sunday, September 7, 2014

Grieving Family Releases Video Of The Moment Their Motorcyclist Son Died To Raise Road Safety Awareness

The family of a man killed in a motorcycle crash have released footage of his final moments to raise awareness of road safety.

Footage recorded on the helmet camera of David Holmes, 38, shows the moment he was killed on 8 June last year when he went into the side of a car at 97mph on the A47 in Norfolk. 

Parents Brenda and Ken took the brave decision to publish the moments leading up to his death as a warning to both motorcyclists and car drivers to watch their speed and be wary of each other. 

‘I want to be involved in this campaign because I feel something positive can come out of his loss,’ Brenda told The Mirror.

‘If we can prevent one accident, one family going through what we have been through then David would not have died in vain. I know he rode fast that day. He loved speed, but he also loved life. 

‘This hasn’t been an easy thing to do but I just hope that somebody benefits from the warning; that people slow down and take time to look for bikes.’ The video was described as ‘hard-hitting’ by Chief Inspector Chris Spinks, the head of the Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing Unit.

The video is shocking, however this is the reality of fatal collisions,’ he said.

The male driver of the Renault Clio that David hit admitted causing death by careless driving and was given a 12-month community sentence and an 18-month driving ban.

Chief Inspector Spinks was keen to stress that although David was going too fast, the driver should have been more aware and the manoeuvre not attempted.


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