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Posted: September 05, 2014

Son killed in motorcycle crash; Mother releases video of moment of impact

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By Cox Media Group National Content Desk

NORWICH, NORFOLK, UK —

Motorcycles are everywhere, and while many rides are uneventful, some can be dangerous and downright deadly.  

That's the message one mother in the United Kingdom wants to get out - that motorcyclists and drivers need to be more careful on the road.  

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According to the Mirror, David Holmes was riding at 97 mph when he smashed into a turning car in 2013.  He had been wearing a camera mounted to his helmet, recording his ride.

In that video, just before the crash, you can hear him yell "Whooaa."  He smashed into the car and was thrown from the bike.  The Mirror reported he died instantly.  

Police said that while Holmes was riding at almost 100 mph, the speed limit was posted at 60 mph.

Despite the speed, the car's driver was taken to court and fined over $400 and 130 hours of what the UK calls unpaid work.

Police said the car's driver should not have tried to cross in front of the bike.

According to ITV, while the video is shocking, Brenda Holmes, David's mother, hopes that by releasing it,  other families won't have to go through what they have been through.

To see the video, click here.  WARNING: THE VIDEO CONTAINS THE MOMENT OF IMPACT THAT MANY MAY FIND UPSETTING.

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