Calgary cabbie drives over teen in shocking dashcam footage released in hit-and-run trial
WARNING: The video below contains graphic content
Shocking video released by a Calgary judge shows a 16-year-old girl lying in the middle of the road as the cab that is about to kill her approaches.
That's just one of the disturbing images captured on video by the Associated cab driven by Stanislaw Maguder, 70, in the early hours of March 18, 2015.
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Maguder is charged with hit-and-run knowing a death occurred. His trial began Monday in connection with the death of Tyla Chipaway.
There are two videos with different angles, one that points outside the cab at the roadway and captures the whole incident, and one angled inside that shows Maguder's reaction.
Maguder admitted to killing Chipaway when he drove over her on 16th Avenue N.E. at about 3:30 a.m. but his lawyer, Balfour Der, says the issue at trial will be intent.
After he struck Chipaway, Maguder got his taxi washed at a car wash and then went home.
In the hours after her death, Maguder told the taxi driver whom he shared a vehicle with that he "bumped something on 16th Avenue in night time ... some stuff or luggage kind of thing lying in the road."
Const. Mark Enright from the Calgary police traffic unit testified on Monday that the 70-year-old sped in 11 different zones, ran nine stop signs, four red lights and made one unsafe lane change between the location where he killed Chipaway and a Bowness car wash.
At the time of her death, Chipaway had a blood alcohol level of 0.21, according to an agreed statement of facts. It is not known why she was lying down in the middle of the major roadway.
Witnesses who were driving by stopped, tried to help Chipaway and called 911.
Maguder was arrested about 16 hours after the crash.
Judge Sean Dunnigan is expected to hear evidence from a collision reconstructionist who will testify on Tuesday.
The trial is set to last all week.