regina officer testifies keys were removed from bmw, leading to fatal ring road crash
This week, Nolan bespasco spent most of the two days in the stands of Queen Regina Court.
He testified at the trial of a young man accused of dangerous driving causing death and criminal negligence causing death to one person each, dangerous driving causing physical injury and criminal negligence causing physical injury to 2
The allegations were made after an interim period.
On the afternoon of March 13, 2015, Saeed Warraich, 49, died.
Bespalko was eligible to be an expert in accident and collision reconstruction and gave an opinion on what happened that day.
BMW is said to be driven by young people.
He was 16 years old and could not be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act
From the southeast of it.
The bound lane of the Ring Road, enters the ditch, and enters the Northwest-bound traffic.
From the photos taken on the spot, the road to oncoming traffic is completely straight.
Warraich, who was chased by a BMW in Pontiac with another person, was later pronounced dead.
Most of the testimony throughout the week focused on whether the key had been removed from the BMW before the accident, causing the steering wheel to lock.
Bespalko told the court that he did not find evidence of a mechanical failure or a road failure in BMW and concluded that the steering wheel of the car was locked as the key was completely removed from the ignition
In addition, BMW\'s airbag was not deployed, which gave Bespalko further reason to believe that the car was not powered when the collision occurred.
Defense lawyer Sharon Fox pointed out to Bespalko in her cross-examination that his test did not include finding out when someone removed the key from the ignition, then what happens when trying to put it back in place while still.
Earlier this week, a BMW passenger testified that the driver, without explanation, began to accelerate and weave in cars traveling east of the Ring Road before turning off the ignition.
The witness said that the driver tried to engage the clutch and restart the engine, but the steering was locked and the car began to enter the middle position between the two groups of lanes.
The defense said that the car may not have power due to battery failure;
Something that the police could have tested but did not test in this case.
On one occasion, the defense questioned the independence of Bespalko\'s testimony.
\"Have you ever heard of tunnel vision? \" she asked ? \".
Bespalko said he had
The trial is adjourned until next Thursday.