Appeal court rules in Sanral’s favour

2013-03-15 11:32
Gallery  |  click on thumbnail to view larger image

E-tolling drive-slow

Protesters gather to block up Joburg and Pretoria's highways as part of a protest against e-tolling. See all the pictures. Send us your pictures.

Johannesburg - The Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled that the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) cannot be held liable for a car accident involving a kudu, it was reported on Friday.

The kudu jumped out of dense bush next to a Limpopo road on 13 February 2006 and hit the car of Dirk Crafford, 49, of Ellisras, who had been driving home on the road between Thabazimbi, reported Beeld.

The animal went straight through the windscreen and hit his face. He lost an eye and has severe facial scarring.

Crafford reportedly claimed R3.25m from Sanral, arguing that the grass next to the road was so long he could not see the kudu.

According to Beeld, he said Sanral was responsible for maintaining short grassy verges along national roads.

The appeal judges said the accident would have happened even if the grass had been short.

This was partly because a kudu's dun-coloured body made it harder to see at night, and also because the animal moved so fast that Crafford could not have avoided an accident.
Read more on:    sanral  |  transport

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
10 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.