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jossey

posted on 5/9/14 at 07:18 AM Reply With Quote
Motorcycle accident a47 head cam view.

Seriously don't watch this if you are easy offended.

http://youtu.be/xq2xStb0R-c

Goto the last 35 seconds to see the impact.

Hard-hitting footage of a fatal collision in Norfolk has been released by police in a bid to get motorcyclists and drivers to think seriously about road safety.
The dramatic film, captured on a headcam fitted to the riderís helmet, shows the moment a car crosses into the path of Norwich motorcyclist David Holmes who was killed on the A47 at Honingham in June last year.
Davidís story, a video featuring clips including the collision as well as an interview with his mother Brenda, has been produced by police with the full support of all his family, who hope the campaign will prevent further deaths.
The 38-year-old had been travelling at about 97mph at the time of the collision.

[Edited on 5/9/14 by jossey]





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joneh

posted on 5/9/14 at 07:42 AM Reply With Quote
I feel sorry for his family and the car driver. I hope the helps raise awareness that riding like a total tool can get you killed.

Any driver could have miss judged, or not even seen the bike doing a ton on public roads.

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David Jenkins

posted on 5/9/14 at 07:43 AM Reply With Quote
I saw that clip on the local news last night - they only showed it up to the point where the car starts to turn in front of the bike, but I think that's about as much as I want to see.






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Irony

posted on 5/9/14 at 07:47 AM Reply With Quote
How fast was he going?
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jossey

posted on 5/9/14 at 07:59 AM Reply With Quote
97 MPH





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David Jenkins

posted on 5/9/14 at 08:12 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by joneh
I feel sorry for his family and the car driver. I hope the helps raise awareness that riding like a total tool can get you killed.

Any driver could have miss judged, or not even seen the bike doing a ton on public roads.


According to a report I've just read, the car driver didn't see the bike, OR the car behind him - he just didn't look properly. Nevertheless, I can't imagine how bad he feels.






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Wadders

posted on 5/9/14 at 08:15 AM Reply With Quote
That's sad and very sobering brave of his family to release the video

i would never have guessed from the footage that he was doing 97mph though...

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CosKev3

posted on 5/9/14 at 08:38 AM Reply With Quote
RIP

As above very sobering knowing that was the last few seconds of his life.

Shows very well how fast things go can wrong.

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jeffw

posted on 5/9/14 at 08:38 AM Reply With Quote
Not sure it would have been any different if he had been doing 60 to be honest. Looks like a foreign plate on the car (Fiat?)






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nick205

posted on 5/9/14 at 08:38 AM Reply With Quote
Sobering to watch and as above, brave of his family to try and use it to raise awareness.






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Irony

posted on 5/9/14 at 08:45 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by jeffw
Not sure it would have been any different if he had been doing 60 to be honest. Looks like a foreign plate on the car (Fiat?)


I thought that and I think its just a reflection. I paused it on the right frame and it looks english.

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jossey

posted on 5/9/14 at 09:06 AM Reply With Quote
cant imagine how his mum feels seeing this.





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David Jenkins

posted on 5/9/14 at 09:27 AM Reply With Quote
She was interviewed on the local news - she gave permission to show the video in the hope that it would encourage better riding/driving.






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JoelP

posted on 5/9/14 at 09:33 AM Reply With Quote
That's fucked up.





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johnemms

posted on 5/9/14 at 09:57 AM Reply With Quote
97mph .. car about to cross your path.. not a good move very sad ...

I very - very highly recommend daytime running lights -

I put them on my locost and immediately noticed the difference by being seen by other drivers...
Very bright 9w Cost like £3 .... say no more...








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r1_pete

posted on 5/9/14 at 10:22 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by johnemms


I very - very highly recommend daytime running lights -






On modern bikes (Mid 2000's on) you can't turn the headlight off whilst the engine is running.

Its a sobering vid, but sadly a familiar occurrence when one is out on a bike, fortunately for most impact is avoided.

Thoughts with his family....

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mcerd1

posted on 5/9/14 at 10:28 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by johnemms
I very - very highly recommend daytime running lights -

or just drive with your headlights on...

I got into that habit after a weeks driving in Iceland (were its the law) - I think it makes a big difference especially at sunrise / sunset



but I doubt that would have helped him

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scootz

posted on 5/9/14 at 10:29 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by joneh
I feel sorry for his family and the car driver. I hope the helps raise awareness that riding like a total tool can get you killed.

Any driver could have miss judged, or not even seen the bike doing a ton on public roads.



I'm not for a second condoning the motorcyclists speed, but there is no excuse for the car driver not paying attention to what was happening in the carriageway he was about to cross.





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loggyboy

posted on 5/9/14 at 10:34 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jeffw
Not sure it would have been any different if he had been doing 60 to be honest. Looks like a foreign plate on the car (Fiat?)


Clio, Uk car I believe. Driver was banned.
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/a47_death_crash_driver_disqualified_1_3523497





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jossey

posted on 5/9/14 at 10:42 AM Reply With Quote
That bike had his headlights on too. If you look at the last few frames the reg plate lights up on the car so it must have had the bike lights on.

Very sad.

Day light runners are a good idea though.





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loggyboy

posted on 5/9/14 at 10:55 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jossey
Day light runners are a good idea though.


I disagree. The reason why having your lights on helps, is you stand out. if every one has lights on you don't stand out anymore.

And when I say stand out, I don't mean amongst other vehicles, I mean against any background.





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MikeRJ

posted on 5/9/14 at 11:37 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by joneh
I feel sorry for his family and the car driver. I hope the helps raise awareness that riding like a total tool can get you killed.

Any driver could have miss judged, or not even seen the bike doing a ton on public roads.


Any driver that didn't bother to look would have missed him...

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franky

posted on 5/9/14 at 01:01 PM Reply With Quote
It was put out to raise awareness to car drivers and bike riders.

Bikers need to slow down and ride more to conditions. Drivers need to look properly. I hope the driver of the car got charged also.

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loggyboy

posted on 5/9/14 at 01:15 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by franky
It was put out to raise awareness to car drivers and bike riders.

Bikers need to slow down and ride more to conditions. Drivers need to look properly. I hope the driver of the car got charged also.

See my post a few further up.





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ashg

posted on 5/9/14 at 01:26 PM Reply With Quote
the chilling thing is if you look at the point just before the impact and note how far away the nearest bush/green bit is (quite far!), then note that's where he ended up in less than a second. :-(





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