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Calgary cabbie drives over teen in shocking dashcam footage released in hit-and-run trial

WARNING: The story contains a video with graphic content. Released by a Calgary judge, the dashcam footage shows a 16-year-old girl lying in the middle of the road as the cab that is about to kill her approaches.

WARNING: The video below contains graphic content

Still images from dash-cam footage released in the hit-and-run trial of a Calgary taxi driver shows the moment before he runs over a girl lying in the middle of a major roadway and his reaction as he strikes her. (Court exhibits)

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.

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.

Graphic Content Warning: Calgary Taxi Driver Runs Over Girl

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Dash-cam footage released in the hit-and-run trial of a Calgary taxi driver shows him running over a girl lying in the middle of a major roadway and his reaction as he strikes her. He fled the scene and was arrested 16 hours later. 0:12

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."

CBC's Meghan Grant describes cabbie's reaction after driving over 16-year-old girl

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Stanislaw Maguder, 70, is charged with hit-and-run knowing a death occurred in the 2015 case of teenager Tyla Chipaway. The event was captured in a dashcam video. 1:27

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.

Tyla Chipaway died in March 2015 after she was run over while lying in the middle of 16th Avenue N.E. (Facebook)

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.

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