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Mother releases fatal crash video

Warning: This video of a fatal crash is graphic and disturbing, but the message is important. Show it to riders who think they are bulletproof and drivers who don’t think about motorcycles.

A British mother has released the helmet cam video of her son’s fatal crash in an effort to get riders to slow down and drivers to think about motorcycles on the road.

The video shows rider David Holmes, 38, riding at 98mph (157km/h) when a car crosses in front of him. The fatal crash happened on the A47 at Honingham in June last year and has now been released by his mother, Brenda, and the police as part of a sobering road safety campaign.

It features an interview with Brenda who admits that her son was speeding: “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. I’m not a perfect driver, I’ve done silly things sometimes and I’ve been lucky to get away with them, David wasn’t lucky, the driver wasn’t lucky.”

This weekend, slow down and ride like they can’t see you. And share this video with as many riders and drivers as you can to warn them to take care.