Cop testifies in Carl Pistorius case

2013-04-25 11:27
Carl Pistorius (Picture: Werner Beukes, Sapa)

Carl Pistorius (Picture: Werner Beukes, Sapa)

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Vanderbijlpark - The first police officer on the scene of an accident involving Carl Pistorius, the brother of murder-accused paralympian Oscar Pistorius, took the stand in the Vanderbijlpark Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

Pistorius is on trial for culpable homicide following the accident which led to Maria Barnard's death in 2008. Her motorbike collided with Pistorius's bakkie.

Constable Robert Raphadu testified that Barnard was still alive when he arrived at the scene on 8 March 2008.

He was being cross-examined by Pistorius's lawyer Kenny Oldwage on the layout and distances between vehicles at the scene.

Oldwage asked Raphadu about the length of the tape measure used.

"I'm not sure about the distance of the tape itself, but it was longer than the distance we measured," he said.

Oldwage asked Raphadu if he had received any vehicle collision training before attending the accident scene.

"No I don't have. I only know how to draw a plan when I'm at the scene only."
Pistorius's sister Aimee and his father Henke were in court.
Read more on:    carl pistorius  |  johannesburg  |  accidents

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