Honingham biker crash victim David Holmes' film seen 16 million times

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Media captionDavid Holmes was riding at 97mph when he was killed on the A47

The mother of a motorcyclist who filmed the moments before he was killed in a crash on a helmet-cam has backed a police safety campaign.

David Holmes, 38, was riding at about 97mph (156 km/h) when he died on the A47 at Honingham, Norfolk, last year.

Brenda Holmes let Norfolk and Suffolk police use a video of her son's fatal accident as part of a safety campaign.

She said releasing the video, which has now been viewed online more than 16 million times, had been "worthwhile".

Speaking as part of a new police campaign for motorcyclists' safety Ms Holmes, from North Walsham, said: "I've always said if it can save one family going through what we've been through then it will be worthwhile.

"I see young lads and I think 'Think about your mothers and your family if you don't think about yourselves'."

The video shows Mr Holmes travelling from King's Lynn and overtaking several cars and motorbikes before being hit by a Renault Clio as it turned at a junction.

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Image caption The video shows how David Holmes was thrown from his bike
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Image caption "I wouldn't have denied [David] a day of his riding experience... he loved motorbikes," said Brenda Holmes

Ch Insp Chris Spinks, head of roads policing in Norfolk and Suffolk, said: "My advice is to drive and ride defensively - expect the unexpected.

"It's about driving with due care and attention, about not going down the middle on a motorbike and it's about car drivers taking that extra second to make sure there's not a bike coming."

Ms Holmes, a retired nurse, added it was "really amazing" how many people had seen the video around the world since its release in September.

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Image caption The driver of the Renault Clio told police he had not seen the motorbike

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