VIDEO: Family allows release of tape of deceased motorcyclist’s crash

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Few days ago, a car dashboard camera video from Russia went viral as motorcyclist miraculously survived a crash. However, not everyone is as lucky as the Russian biker. The following story is of 38-year-old David Holmes who died after ramming into an oncoming car on the A47 in Norfolk.

Holmes’ family have seen the footage. It was their wish to release the footage of the horrific accident so others riders and drivers would take road safety seriously. Holmes, who was over speeding his motorcycle on the A47, collided with a car at the crossroads with Woods Lane and Berrys Lane. Holmes had been travelling from King’s Lynn towards Norwich when the accident took place. The driver of the car failed to notice the oncoming motorcyclist while turning at a junction. The helmet camera footage shows that Holmes was travelling at 97 mph (approximately 156 kph) at the time of the accident.

The video produced by police authorities comprises of the helmet camera footage along with the interview of Holmes’ mother, Brenda.

Holmes’ mother said, “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.”

She added, “Driver didn’t see him (David) and turned right across his path. David didn’t have time to take evasive action.”


We at Motoroids promote safe riding/driving and advice wearing all the safety gear while riding a motorcycle and wearing a seat-belt while driving a car.

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