Canada Calgary father accused in crash that killed daughter had 3X blood-alcohol limit: Crown
Prosecutor tells court Calgary dad was drunk when he crashed his Jeep, killing teen daughter
The impaired driving death trial of Michael Shaun Bomford got underway in Calgary on Monday. The Crown claims the 54-year-old was three times over the legal limit when he crashed and rolled his Jeep Liberty on McKnight Boulevard on Oct. 18, 2016.READ MORE: Calgary father charged with impaired driving in crash that killed teen daughter Meghan BomfordAll three occupants were thrown from the vehicle.Bomford's 17-year-old daughter Meghan died at the scene.
Calgary father Michael Shaun Bomford was drunk and speeding when he lost control of his Jeep, causing a crash that killed his 17-year-old daughter, says the Crown prosecutor.
Bomford is on trial on charges of impaired driving causing death and bodily harm as well as dangerous driving causing death and bodily harm.
On Monday, prosecutor Scott Wilson told the judge the fatal crash had "profound and tragic consequences."
On Oct. 18, 2016, Bomford picked up his daughter Meghan and her best friend Kelsey Nelson, 16, just before 4:30 p.m.
The girls wanted to become ringette coaches and Bomford was taking them to get criminal background checks done.
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But Bomford had a blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit, according to Wilson's opening statement.
Wilson said the prosecution will call evidence about text messages sent from Meghan to her mother, Bomford's ex-wife, about what was happening in the vehicle.
The crash happened on McKnight Boulevard N.E. Bomford's Jeep Liberty was travelling west between 68th Street and 52nd Street N.E. when it went out control, fishtailing in the far right lane.
The SUV rolled across the eastbound lanes, and all three people were thrown from the vehicle.
Meghan Bomford, 17, the front passenger, died in hospital.
Nelson suffered a serious brain injury and has no memory of what led to the crash or the aftermath, said Wilson.
An accident reconstructionist is expected to testify Bomford was travelling at least 112 km/h in McKnight's 80 km/h zone when the Jeep lost control.
Bomford was also injured in the crash. He walked into the courtroom on Monday with a severe limp, using a cane. Bomford has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
The judge-alone trial is being presided over by Court of Queen's Bench Justice Kristine Eidsvik and is set to last seven days.
Defence lawyer James Wyman is representing Bomford.
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