Norfolk

Two motorcyclists die in Norfolk days after death crash film shown

David Holmes bike before car crash Image copyright Norfolk Police
Image caption Nearly nine million people have viewed the moment David Holmes was killed in a crash with a car

Two motorcyclists have been killed in Norfolk three days after the video of a fatal motorbike crash in the county was released to promote road safety.

The men, who were riding a BMW and an Aprilla, died on the B1136 between Haddiscoe and Hales, just before 14:00 BST on Sunday, police said.

No other vehicles are thought to have been involved.

A video showing David Holmes' collision on the A47 last year has been viewed nearly nine million times on YouTube.

'Devastating impact'

Ch Insp Chris Spinks said the latest "tragic incident" further "highlights the need of getting riders and drivers to be aware of dangers".

Image caption The scene of a crash where two motorcyclists died on Sunday

"The devastating impact fatal collisions have for all those involved cannot be underestimated," he said.

Norfolk Police released the David's Story film on Thursday, with the support of Mr Holmes' family, in a bid to get motorcyclists and drivers to think seriously about road safety.

It features clips of the 38-year-old motorcyclist's fatal collision at Honingham captured on his headcam as he travelled from King's Lynn.

He overtook several cars and motorbikes at high speed before smashing into a Renault Clio as it turned right across his path.

Iain Temperton, from Norfolk Casualty Reduction, said: "Motorcyclists have that sense of invincibility. We all overestimate our own abilities.

"We're all capable of that and also making very serious mistakes."

Officers have appealed for witnesses to Sunday's fatal crash to come forward.

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