Bryce Moon's car 'doing over 120km/h'

2012-03-27 12:31
Video

Bryce Moon trial postponed

2012-03-26 15:27

The culpable homicide trial of soccer player Bryce Moon has been postponed for a day after two witnesses who were due to testify failed to appear. WATCH

Johannesburg - The driver of soccer player Bryce Moon's car was going faster than 120km/h in a 60km/h zone shortly before an accident in which a woman died, the Randburg Magistrate's Court heard on Tuesday.

The driver of the Mercedes-Benz coupe exceeded 120km/h when entering the curve of a road in an urban residential area, metro police officer Hugo Theunissen told the court.

Moon's trial on charges of murder and drunken driving started in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

He allegedly hit Mavis Ncube with his Mercedes-Benz in Sandhurst, Johannesburg, on June 30, 2009.

Theunissen said the accident was caused only by human error.

"By exceeding the speed of 120km/h in the curve of the road, it caused the vehicle to drift before leaving the road," he said.

In his opinion, Moon had driven recklessly and negligently, with no regard for pedestrians, Theunissen testified.

"It is clear that the driver did not concentrate on the road."

He said it was clear that the driver had not attempted to steer the vehicle to the right after entering the curve, to keep the vehicle on the road.

He used toy cars to illustrate what the normal reactions would be of a driver threatened by an obstruction from the side.

Moon's lawyer Naren Sangham would cross-examine Theunissen later.

Read more on:    bryce moon  |  johannesburg

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
16 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Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.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.