Video released in court shows horrific Ogden Point crash
CTV Vancouver Island
Published Monday, January 18, 2016 6:27PM PST
A disturbing video showing the moment an SUV slammed into a motorcycle was released as the driver’s criminal trial continued in B.C. Supreme Court Monday.
Surveillance footage of the July 2013 incident shows Eric Gosse's SUV striking motorcyclist Ron Broda at Ogden Point.
Broda, a former Saanich cop, had his left leg amputated below the knee as a result. He was in court Monday but won’t testify in the trial because he has no memory of the day the crash occurred.
Gosse has pleaded not guilty to charges of assault using a weapon, aggravated assault and criminal negligence causing bodily harm.
Investigators said alcohol and drugs do not appear to be factors in the crash, and there were not mechanical conditions present in either vehicle.
Lawyers are now attempting to determine whether the crash was influenced by road rage, or whether it was simply an accident.
Previously the court saw evidence that before the horrific crash, both drivers travelled the same route from Uptown Mall down Blanshard Street, before turning at the B.C. Legislature toward Ogden Point.
The vehicles were both seemingly travelling the speed limit, but what’s unclear is whether anything happened between the two before the crash.
The Crown called an accident reconstructionist as a witness Monday and is expected to wrap up its case Tuesday.
It is uncertain whether Gosse will take the stand during the trial.
Surveillance video shows the moment an SUV crashes into a motorcycle near Victoria's Ogden point. (File, July 2013)
Ron Broda, a former Saanich police officer, leaves B.C. Supreme Court in Victoria with his family, Mon. Jan 18, 2016. (CTV Vancouver Island)