‘His death caused in such violent conditions has caused boundless pain – we are all devastated’

The heartbroken family of an innocent motorcyclist who was thrown from his bike and killed after being hit by a drunk driver have paid tribute to him.

29-year-old Razvan Brumar was riding his blue Direct Bikes Scooter along the A534 in Crewe on the evening of March 31 when a car ploughed into him at speed. He was sent flying into the air and sustained unsurvivable injuries.

Callum Carew, who was ‘showing off’ to his friend in the passenger seat, was behind the wheel[1] of the BMW M2 and had reached speeds of 140mph moments before the horrific crash.

Emergency services raced to the scene of the collision, where Razvan was treated by paramedics before being rushed to hospital. He later passed away as a result of his injuries.

Carew then callously tried to blame Razvan when questioned by police, claiming his bike had no lights. He also told officers he had only had one pint before he failed a breath test and was arrested.

Callum Carew, 34, has been jailed
Callum Carew, 34, has been jailed

When tested in custody, Carew had a reading of 93 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath – more than two times the legal limit. During the investigation, officers extracted data from his vehicle which showed that the average speed on the journey that Carew took prior to the collision was 104.3mph.

Forensic reports also concluded that the BMW was travelling at between 66mph and 81mph when it collided with Razvan’s scooter. When questioned by detectives in custody, he refused to answer.

Issuing a heartbreaking statement, Razvan’s family said: “Razvan’s death caused in such violent conditions have caused boundless pain in our hearts, we are all devastated.

“Razvan was a healthy young man, full of life and eager to build a beautiful future. He had a warm nature, he was a very happy person, always smiling and making his friends laugh. He was always such a positive person and was so attached to his family.”

Carew, 34, of Rochester Crescent, in Crewe, pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving while over the drink-drive limit. He was sentenced at Chester Crown Court on Monday (May 13) to nine years and four months behind bars.

Sergeant Andrew Dennison of the Serious and Complex Collision Investigator said: “This was a tragic but entirely preventable collision caused by Carew’s poor driving and his catastrophic decision to drive while under the influence.

“Driving a motor vehicle is a privilege, not a right, and it comes with great responsibility to act within the rules laid down when you pass your test.

“That night Carew chose to deliberately ignore those rules, not only did he get behind the wheel while drunk, but he then went out and drove at excessive speeds, for no other reason other than to show off to his passenger, and showing absolutely no regard for the safety of other motorists.

“Sadly, as a result of the selfish actions taken by Carew, an innocent man lost his life.

“I would like to pass on my gratitude to the members of public who assisted at the scene and for the courts for handing down this sentence on Carew and I hope that in some small way, this gives his family some comfort knowing justice has been served.”


  1. ^ Callum Carew, who was ‘showing off’ to his friend in the passenger seat, was behind the wheel (www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk)
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