Mother releases video of son’s last moments caught on GoPro in road safety campaign

Posted at 6:54 AM, Sep 05, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-05 06:54:08-04

NORFOLK, England — The mother of a 38-year-old man killed riding his motorcycle released video her son shot with a GoPro camera during his fatal crash. Brenda Holmes said she wanted the world to see the video and hoped it would lead to safer driving habits.

“This isn’t an easy thing to do but I just hope that somebody benefits from it,” Holmes said in the video posted on YouTube. “That motorists slow down and look before they turn into junctions.”

Warning: While not graphic, this video contains footage of the collision, which you may find distressing. 

While motorcyclist David Holmes was going almost 100 mph when he crashed, the other driver involved in the collision pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving. The speed limit on that road is 60 mph, according to a report in London’s Mirror.

“If we can prevent one accident; one family going through what we have been through then David would not have died in vain,” she said. “I know he rode fast that day, he loved speed but he also loved life.”

The crash happened in June 2013.