Head cam footage showing the final moments of a husband to be before he was knocked down and killed in a tragic motorbike accident has been released by his grieving fiancée.
Radoslaw Drzewiecki, 29, was hoping to marry Magdalena Gawel and was planning their future together before he lost his life in the crash which happened at Hownsgill Industrial Estate, in Consett, Durham, in March last year.
Magdalena has now took the brave decision to release the footage as part of a campaign to encourage drivers to be extra careful when pulling out of junctions.
She said: “A year down the line from the collision the pain is still there. It is a pain that has changed from shock to the pain of accepting life without Radek in it.
“I miss him terribly – we did everything together, he had his whole life ahead of him. I have not only lost my future husband but my best friend and my soulmate.
“As a driver, please look twice at junctions. Don’t be in a rush to pull out as rushing costs lives.”
The 46-year-old female driver of the car, pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving and was banned for 18 months. She was also ordered to do 200 hours of community service.
Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit Sgt Iain Rodgers, explained that around 30 bikers are killed or injured at junctions in the UK every single day.
He said: “We’re encouraging motorists to take care at junctions and look out for vulnerable road users, like motorbikes and cyclists.
“Look twice, as you never know what you might miss.”
Although crashes at junctions involving motorcycles in the Cleveland and Durham area have fallen from 144 to 92, bikers are still being urged to take extra care when riding socially.
Sgt Rodgers added: “We cannot be complacent.
“We take the safety of bikers very seriously as we know how vulnerable they are on our roads, so it’s important they ride safely and defensively.
“We know that the temptation is there to release their throttle, especially on the long stretches of open road, but they need to take care – there are people who love them waiting at home for them to return.”