Jury shown footage of speedboat crash in Southampton Water which killed teenage girl

The jury in the trial of a speedboat skipper accused of manslaughter has been shown footage of the moment his boat crashed into a buoy, killing a 15-year-old girl.

Emily Lewis suffered fatal injuries after the rigid inflatable boat (rib) collided with a buoy while travelling at 36.8 knots (42 mph) in Southampton Water on 22 August 2020.

A number of other passengers were seriously injured in the accident.

Michael Lawrence, 55, who was driving the boat, has been charged with manslaughter by gross negligence, failing to maintain a proper lookout and failing to proceed at a safe speed.

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