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David's story: A mother has released footage of her son's fatal motorcycle collision to try to save lives. (video)

Published: 14.09.2014
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A mother has released footage of her son's high speed, fatal motorcycle collision to try to save lives.

The film, captured on a headcam, shows the moment Norwich biker David Holmes was killed on the A47 in June last year.

Brenda Holmes said: "If we can prevent one accident, one family going through what we have been through then David would not have died in vain."

The video was posted in collaboration with Norfolk and Suffolk Police forces.

"He must have had a moment of fear at the end of his life; I find that very hard to deal with"
Brenda Holmes, David's mother

The 38-year-old had been travelling at about 100mph at the time of the collision.
The driver of the Renault admitted causing death by careless driving after saying he didn't see the motorbike or the car behind it.
He was sentenced to 130 hours community service and banned from driving for 18 months

This 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.

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