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Police release horrifying footage of head-on motorbike crash

Credit: South Yorkshire Police

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.

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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:

In an ideal world, everyone would drive with care 100% of the time, but sadly this isn’t the case.

"The offending driver had no previous driving points or convictions, but on this occasion he demonstrated an exceptional lack of judgement.

"Thankfully, the motorcyclist was wearing a full leather, air bag suit which activated and inflated as he was propelled off his bike. Without it, in a collision at this speed, he would most likely have died."

– PC Phil Carson

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.