Crash: I wasn’t drunk, says Moon

2009-07-02 00:00

BAFANA Bafana player Bryce Moon has said he was not drunk at the time of an accident that claimed the life of a pedestrian in Johannesburg in the early hours of Monday morning.

Moon yesterday denied reports that he was reeking of alcohol at the time of the accident, which followed a party hosted by the Aaron Mokoena Foundation after Sunday night’s Confederations Cup final between Brazil and the USA at Ellis Park.

The Pietermaritzburg-born defender, who plays for Panathinaikos in Greece, told the website Kickoff.com that he was sober when he lost control of his Mercedes Benz at 6 am and hit Mavis Ncube, who later died of head injuries.

Asked if he was coming from the Mokoena party, he said: “No, I left the party around 3 am … I was coming from Sandhurst.”

Asked what caused the accident, he said: “I was driving on the curve of a road and I couldn’t see the women. I say women, because they were two. … I tried everything I could to avoid hitting them … but the confusion was that they both ran in different directions. The lady I hit ran to my direction and unfortunately, I hit her,” said Moon.

The soccer defender said that he had drunk only two beers at the party.

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