The parents of Sophia Naismith, who was killed by a Lamborghini driver in 2019, have spoken in regards to the “senseless” loss.
Pia Vogrin and Luke Naismith fronted the media after Alexander Campbell, the person accused of inflicting their 15-year-old daughter’s death by harmful driving, was ordered to stand trial within the District Court.
“We hope to see some justice for the senseless loss of our daughter Sophia,” Mr Naismith mentioned.
Campbell was charged after his $330,000 Lamborghini Huracan — which had personalised quantity plate “PSYKO” on the time — veered onto the footpath on Morphett Road, in Glengowrie in June 2019.
The incident killed Miss Naismith and injured her pal Jordyn Callea.
Defence lawyer Craig Caldicott argued Mr Campbell’s Lamborghini was solely travelling at 53km/h within the lead-up to the incident, earlier than the automotive’s tyres misplaced traction about 58m north of the crash website, inflicting the automobile to veer sideways.
He additionally mentioned there was no proof to recommend the automotive’s digital stability management system was turned on; which means the automobile was travelling in sports activities mode.
“There doesn’t appear to be skid marks indicating anything else. It appeared it was traction,” Mr Caldicott instructed the Adelaide Magistrates Court on Wednesday.
“Just prior to the collision, there was moderate acceleration when he lost control of the vehicle.
“The persons who were at or about the scene … all indicated the Lamborghini was travelling at or under the speed limit on the night in question.”
Mr Caldicott mentioned his consumer was not below the affect of alcohol or medication, he was not distracted and there was “no case to answer for”.
However, the prosecution argued there was proof there was “aggressive acceleration” and the automotive was in sports activities mode.
“There are warnings in the manual in relation to sport mode so we can’t accept a person in his position be unaware of the warnings,” they mentioned.
Chief Magistrate Mary-Louise Hribal dominated there was a case to reply for, and Campbell pleaded not responsible to inflicting death by harmful driving, inflicting hurt by harmful driving and driving with out due care.
She ordered him to seem within the District Court in May.
Outside courtroom, Mr Caldicott mentioned he was upset by the choice.
“I thought there was no case to answer and, unfortunately, her honour found that there’s a case to answer and the matter will proceed to the District Court,” he instructed reporters.
“It is clearly a case where there was no alcohol, no drugs, no inattention and it was moderate acceleration.”
He mentioned the crash was at present “very much unexplained” and his consumer is “absolutely devastated”.
“He’s just a hardworking young man whose got a young family and he’s just trying to get on with his life,” he mentioned.
Campbell didn’t remark as he left the courtroom together with his supporters and authorized crew.