THE widow of a motorcyclist who died in a crash hopes that footage showing his final moments on BBC's Ambulance will act as a warning to others about the devastating consequences of traffic collisions.

Former policeman Ian Glanister, from Parr, was on his way home from work at Egertons Recovery in Knutsford on Thursday, March 28 2019 when he was involved in the fatal crash.

Ian was riding his motorcycle on Manchester Road when a crash occurred with a car leaving Cottons Hotel at around 6.25pm.

Despite 50 minutes of work by paramedics at the scene, the 29-year-old dad-of-two died.

That day a filming crew for BBC's Ambulance was with the paramedic team which attended to try and save Ian's life.

Now over a year since his death, Ian's widow Leighanne has given them permission to use the footage to raise awareness to "hopefully save other lives".

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Leighanne, who moved with their daughter Jennifer, now 6, to Lancaster after Ian's death, said: "The filming crew did get in touch just after Ian died because they were out filming the paramedics that day, but it was too soon and raw for us all then.

"But now we decided that if it could hopefully save other lives it was worth it.

"Plus they have dedicated this episode to him, which is a lovely gesture."

The footage shows emergency services receiving the 999 call, paramedics rushing to the scene and the immediate aftermath of the crash, including them fighting for 50 minutes to try and save his life at the scene.

Leighanne added: "Strangely, after seeing the footage I felt a huge sense of comfort, because I saw for myself that those paramedics did everything they could to try to save my husband.

"We all question what more could be done after losing someone tragically, and this has given me the comfort that Ian was not alone when he died and that he had people doing their best to help him.

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"I've spoken to Kirsten, the paramedic who worked on him many times since, and it affected her deeply, we must all remember these people do this everyday, never knowing what they may have to deal with.

"They are incredible and I'm so grateful to them, but if we raise awareness hopefully they also don't have to suffer having to fight to save other lives on the roads."

She added that "what happened to Ian could happen to anyone" and that just as "we teach children to look three times before they cross the road" all motorists should be reminded to "look left, right then left again".

Leighanne continued: "Ian was more than a 'biker', he was a safe driver, not one of these racing around and not paying attention to the road, the police assured me of that.

"His death has devastated all of us, particularly his two daughters.

"It wasn't easy to decide to put the footage out there, but I know Ian would want to help save others, I know that."

She said that by watching Ian's story "hopefully someone will remember him and it will resonate with them" when they are on the roads.

Leighanne added: "It could be the difference in someone's son, daughter, dad or mum or husband getting to go home and children not crying for their parents."

Ambulance will air on BBC 1 at 9pm on Thursday, July 2.