Female driver, 24, who smashed BMW through wall at 80mph and ‘nosedived’ car onto BEACH left seriously injured friend in vehicle while she removed vodka bottle and laughing gas

  • A mother-of-one crashed a BMW at 80mph in a 30mph zone in Pembrokeshire
  • Macauly Boswell-Morgan removed a vodka bottle and gas canisters after crash
  • The 24-year-old avoided jail despite one passenger fracturing skull and spine

A young mother smashed her BMW car onto a beach at 80mph on a night out,  leaving one of her passengers with a fractured skull and spine.

Macauly Boswell-Morgan, 24, was ‘more concerned’ with removing a vodka bottle and laughing gas canisters from her crashed car than helping her injured passenger, a court heard. 

Boswell-Morgan drove her BMW at high speeds through 30mph zones on narrow lanes a seaside town, reaching nearly three times the limit.

Her terrified passengers pleaded for her to slow down before she smashed into a low brick wall without pushing the brakes.

Swansea Crown Court heard the car was sent flying through the air until it nosedived down an embankment onto the beach below.

Macauly Boswell-Morgan, 24, was sentenced to two years in prison suspended for two years after crashing her BMW through a wall onto a Pembroke Dock beach at 80mph – leaving her friend seriously injured

Swansea Crown Court heard that Boswell-Morgan hurried to remove a vodka bottle and gas cannisters from her car while her passenger was seriously injured and trapped in the car

The BMW was travelling around 80mph when it hit the small beach wall in Pembroke Dock (pictured)

Prosecutor Helen Randall said an off-duty policeman ran to help after hearing the crash in Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire.

Miss Randall said rear seat passenger Camran Quinn was trapped in the wreckage after suffering injuries to his head and spine.

But Boswell-Morgan and a front seat passenger ‘appeared to be more concerned about removing a vodka bottle and canisters of laughing gas.’

Swansea Crown Court heard Boswell-Morgan and her two male friends had been driving to different locations in June last year.

They reached a long straight lane called Fort Road at 10.45pm which comes to a dead end at a car park and down to the sea.

The court heard Boswell-Morgan suddenly accelerated hitting around 80mph while both passengers told her to slow down.

She smashed into the low wall without making an attempt to brake or swerve causing the car to launch off the ground.

The car travelled ten metres up to 32ft after it ‘nosedived’ down an embankment and crashed on its side on the pebble beach below.

Boswell-Morgan and her front seat passenger both escaped without injury.

The car travelled ten metres up to 32ft after it ‘nosedived’ down an embankment and crashed on its side on the pebble beach below

The 24-year-old avoided jail after Swansea Crown Court heard she was a primary carer for her son

The court heard victim Mr Quinn had to be cut from the vehicle and suffered four fractures to the skull, a bleed to the brain, multiple bone contusions and a fracture to the spine and fingers.

Mr Quinn had to remain hospitalised for 13 weeks following his injuries.

In a victim impact statement, he said: ‘I’m still suffering the effects of these injuries and will do for the foreseeable future.

‘I’m fearful that these after-effects will be with me for years to come and I’ve been depressed to the point of staying in my room and avoiding others.

‘At times I wish I had died.’

The court heard drugs tests on Boswell-Morgan confirmed she had a small quantity of cannabis in her system at 1.2mcg – below the legal limit of 2.

Mother-of-one Boswell-Morgan, of Pennar, Pembroke Dock, pleaded guilty on a basis to causing serious injury by dangerous driving. 

Judge Paul Thomas said: ‘Had Mr Quinn been killed that day as opposed to seriously injured, your sentence would be at least seven years in prison.

‘But one factor is more than any other in this case, and that’s the fact that you’re a primary carer for your son.’

Boswell-Morgan was sentenced to two years suspended for two years.

She was ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work and was disqualified from driving for two years.

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