The video, filmed by David himself using a head-cam features footage of his own fatal crash and was intended to raise awareness of the dangers for both car users and motorcyclists when sharing the roads.
The graphic footage which has been viewed over ten million times on YouTube shows the moment David collides with a car that turned into his path, as he travelled along the A47 at 97mph. The driver of the car involved in the collision was later prosecuted for causing death by careless driving, after admitting to not seeing David.
Thompsons Solicitors' serious injuries solicitor and chair of Road Peace North East, David Robinson, said: “Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable on UK roads, they represent just 1% of the UK’s total road traffic, and yet account for 19% of road deaths. According to The Department for Transport’s road safety campaign, Think! 30 motorcyclists are killed or injured at junctions every day.
“David’s Story is a shocking and poignant video that highlights the very real dangers motorcyclists face on the road.
“The tragic death of a further two motorcyclists in the same area, just days after the release of David’s Story, reinforces yet again how much more still needs to be done to help prevent needless loss of life on our roads. All drivers need to understand how accidents occur, how to avoid them and the incredible vulnerability of motorcyclists.”
Visit Thompsons Solicitors’ dedicated Motorcycle Accident Facebook tab, which features advice on how to avoid a motorcycle accident for both car users and motorcyclists.