In an unfathomable move to help others, a mom is releasing a video of the moment her son crashed and died on a motorcycle. The incident happened on A47 in Norfolk, England last year. David Holmes died at the age of 38 when he was riding his motorcycle at a high rate of speed when an oncoming vehicle crossed his path, killing him. There wasn’t enough time for Holmes to react, according to MyFox 8.
Daily Mail has the in-depth story on this tragic collision. David’s mother, Brenda, explains that this wasn’t an easy decision for her to make, but she wanted to help make drivers and motorcyclists more aware of one another on the road.
“This isn’t an easy thing to do but I just hope that somebody benefits from it,” Brenda says. “That motorists slow down and look before they turn into junctions.”
David was riding his motorbike around 97 mph when a car turned in the direction he was heading, hitting him, throwing him into the trees. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Warning: Video below contains graphic content that might be upsetting to some viewers.
The driver of the car admits fault in the Holmes’ death. He says he didn’t see him on the motorcycle and Holmes didn’t have time for “evasive action.”
Brenda’s son had passed several other cars on his Yamaha FJR1300 leading up to the fatal accident.
“I know he rode fast that day. He loved speed and motorbikes,” notes David’s mother.
David was presented with his first bike on his sixteenth birthday. Brenda says his father wishes they never got him that motorcycle, but she says they would have deprived him of the 22 years he had of riding the motorbikes that he enjoyed.
In April, Benjamin Austin, pleaded guilty in causing death by reckless driving. He was ordered to perform 130 hours of community service and his license is suspended for 18 months.
When Austin hit Holmes on the road, Holmes can be heard in the video yelling, “whoa,” before he was literally crashed into and thrown into the trees just off the road.
David Holmes’ family hopes the motorcycle crash video will make a difference and save even one life.
The video was posted September 4 and as of this writing, the views on YouTube have totaled 6.7 million.
It’s sad that this mom had to endure the loss of her son and saw the actual death occur on video. She just hopes this footage will help prevent more deaths like this.
[Image via Daily Mail]