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Pedestrian ran into my car - Bryce Moon

2012-10-08 16:46

Johannesburg - There was no way soccer player Bryce Moon could avoid hitting pedestrian Mavis Ncube as she ran into the path of his car, the Randburg Magistrate's Court heard on Monday.

Moon took the stand on Monday and testified.

He faces charges of murder, alternatively attempted murder, drunken driving, as well as reckless or negligent driving.

Moon hit Mavis Ncube while he was driving down Katherine Street in Sandhurst in 2009. She was taken to the Morningside Clinic where she died of her injuries.

Pedestrians

Moon said two pedestrians ran into the road as he entered a bend and that he swerved his Mercedes-Benz to the left to avoid hitting them.

"As I swerved, the second pedestrian [Ncube] ran into the direction I was driving towards and I couldn't avoid her... it was too late for me to avoid her and I struck her," Moon told the court.

The 26-year-old Bidwest Wits player said he hit a wall after knocking Ncube down.

He then stepped out of the car, with his head bleeding, and sat on a tree stump and waited for help.

Moon said he was driving at a speed of between 60 and 70km per hour.

He had gone to pick up two friends who had attended a function with him the previous night.

Denies drinking


Moon said he left his friends behind at the event at around 01:00 and drove home. He told them to call him if they needed to be picked up.

"I got home, jumped into a shower and went to bed."

His friends called him at 05:00 that morning and asked to be picked up.

The accident happened on the way, he said.

Moon told the court that he did not drink alcohol.

The trial continues.

Comments
  • bloulig.brigadeer.3 - 2012-10-08 16:52

    So tell me how is it that you are charged with drunken driving then Mr Moon. The police will not just lay a charge against you without good reason...

      jason.sole.92 - 2012-10-08 17:40

      Ngobel - racist ignorant fool.

      kent.paulsen.79 - 2012-10-08 17:55

      @ ngobel.sinxama. And you still live in your own Ar**h*le even though apartheid is technically over.

  • jackie.stone.501 - 2012-10-08 16:59

    Wow only 60km? Does this guy know how do drive, unless he was drunk and he should be able to bring his Benz to a stand still within a second. Unless you are a DJ I don't really see a point of staying in the club till 1 am, if you are not drinking

      mmanonose - 2012-10-08 21:37

      At 70, honestly, you can not brake, and you go on to hit a wall.......mmmm. I doubt. Maybe 70miles/h? (112km)

      melissa.leroux.902 - 2012-10-09 07:55

      "Unless you are a DJ I don't really see a point of staying in the club till 1 am, if you are not drinking" i can close the club without having a thing to drink, and i am not a DJ... must i prove it to you?

  • richardnealejohn.underwood - 2012-10-08 18:21

    Mr moon may have a point there, the drunken driving charge does tend to support mr Moon's statement that he was seeing two females in the road at the time, 60-70kph that too , a very tight bend or as the police are sure to testify - a very tight driver. Confidetually the moral of this story is : DONT WALK IN THE ROAD ON A NIGHT OF A FULL MOON

  • fadia.williams.77 - 2012-10-08 18:35

    If only people knew the true Bryce Moon, he prefers staying at home partying, has close friends and family and spends more time with them than fellow footballers. And, to add to it he would actually wake at 5 to fetch friends so that they don't have to drive drunk home..

      melissa.leroux.902 - 2012-10-09 07:57

      John, who are you to judge?

  • dan.ledwaba.5 - 2012-10-09 02:34

    Pedestrians in general do not hv respect for road rules, they dont think that a car can actually hit them. I see everyday how ppl just cross the road wherever they feel like, not to mention padestrians on national highways. They are a danger to themselves and other road users. Maybe they should teach children more about road use in Life Orientation at school. As to Mr Moon, just tell the true.

  • blackbeard.reyneke - 2012-10-09 07:39

    Go and watch the accident videos the western cape government put up on their website, shows you how bloody stupid people can be, and yes, some people just blindly walk in front of moving cars.

  • kimsaiyanprincess.murison - 2012-10-09 09:11

    - Pedestrians run into the road, from between parked cars, from behind parked busses/taxis ALL THE TIME. They wear black at night while running over the freeway..... They will start crossing the road ANYWHERE without even looking. MOtorists are nervous wrecks all the time.

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