Family releases video of son’s fatal motorcycle accident to raise awareness

Posted at 11:21 AM, Sep 05, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-05 11:21:30-04

WARNING: While the above video does not contain graphic images, it includes content some may find disturbing.

Norfolk, England – A family in Norfolk, England, has released helmet camera footage of their son’s fatal motorcycle accident in hopes of convincing both motorcycle riders and drivers to be more attentive on the road.

David Holmes was wearing the camera when he plowed into a turning car at 97 mph on a British road.

The 38-year-old was killed instantly, but the video was recovered intact.

Holmes mother, Brenda Holmes, is also seen in the video. In her on-camera interview, she begs both motorcyclists and drivers to pay better attention.

“I know (David) rode fast that day, he loved speed but he also loved life,” Brenda says in the video. “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.”

The speed limit on the road where Holmes died is 60 mph, meaning he was going almost 40 mph over the limit on his Yamaha FJR1300 at the time of the crash.

The name of the person driving the car was not released, but according to the London Daily Mirror, the individual received 12 months of community service and an 18-month driving ban after pleading guilty to causing death by careless driving.