Mother hopes footage of fatal motorcycle crash will serve as safety warning

NORFOLK, England -- A mother has released footage of her son's high-speed, fatal motorcycle accident in a new safety campaign to save lives.

In 2013, David Holmes was killed when a car turned into his path as he zoomed down a road in Norfolk, England. Holmes was traveling about 97 mph at the time of the crash, and the driver of the car he hit admitted to careless driving after saying he didn't see the motorcyclist, the BBC reports.

"I know he rode fast that day. He loved speed, he loved motorbikes," David's mother, Brenda Holmes, said. "I just hope that somebody benefits from it. That motorists slow down and look before they turn..."

A camera on the 38-year-old's helmet captured the accident.

*WARNING: The video below includes footage of the collision that some people may find upsetting.*
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After seeing the footage, Holmes agreed for it to be released to the public. She's now helping lead a road safety campaign along with the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads Police Department to get all riders and motorists to think seriously about driving safe on the road.

"If we can prevent one accident; one family going through what we have been through then David would not have died in vain," Holmes told the BBC.

Brenda Holmes discusses her son's fatal motorcycle crash.



The head of the local police unit admits releasing the video is controversial, but he also believes it will help save lives.

"There are families on both sides of this who have been involved and the whole point of this video is to stop that happening again," Chief Inspector Chris Spinks told the BBC. "I don't make any apologies for it being hard-hitting because the day and age we're in now we have to up our game in the casualty reduction world to make sure that we get that message across."