Manchester, England – A family in Manchester, England has released helmet camera footage of their son’s motorcycle accident in hopes of convincing both motorcycle riders and drivers to be more attentive on the road.
Motorcyclists remain the most vulnerable road users, accounting for 21% of all road deaths in Great Britain in 2015. 365 motorcyclists lost their lives, the equivalent of one per day.
Peter Miller was wearing the camera when he plowed into a turning car at 72 kph on a British road. The 33-year-old was hurled from his motorbike and suffered injuries to his neck, collar bone, arms, and femurs. The horrific video was recovered intact. Witnesses of the accident say that Peter flew over 7 metres in the air and rolled like a rag-doll for an additional 3 metres.
A passing motorist spotted the wreckage and called for help. FN reports that England had just left his friend’s house only five minutes earlier. Officials are working to determine the exact cause of the crash, but there were reportedly no signs of alcohol or speeding.
“I rode fast that day, and to my own fault I love speeding,” Peter recounted. “I just hope that somebody benefits from my warning; that people slow down and take time to look for bikes. I’m not a perfect driver, I’ve done silly things sometimes and I’ve been lucky to get away with them.”
Peter tells us that he’s extremely grateful to not be another fatal statistic, but has no plans of quitting riding or even slowing down.
“Maybe when I have a child to carry on my name I’ll stop.”