Police release horrifying footage of head-on motorbike crash
On 28th April last year, the 35-year-old motorcyclist was riding along Mortimer Street in Sheffield when he was hit head on by a driver travelling at 70mph on the wrong side of the road.
The footage begins with the Subaru car travelling around a blind left-hand bend. Due to the driver’s excessive speed, it veers on to the wrong side of the road. As the Subaru driver fails to regain control the two collide head-on. The motorcyclist is then catapulted through the air.
The victim suffered a broken back, a broken sternum and a broken wrist in the crash. He has since credited the protective gear he was wearing at the time with saving his life.
Roads policing constable, PC Phil Carson says:
41-year-old Florian Pratt of Kilnwood Close, Nottingham admitted to causing serious injury by dangerous driving. He was jailed for 16 months and handed a three-year driving ban yesterday at Sheffield Crown Court.