Crash car’s speed discussed in court
THE state has slammed an accident expert’s claim that the man accused of causing the death of Top Billing presenter Simba Mhere was travelling at only 80km an hour.
Accident reconstruction expert Stanley Bezuidenhout told the Randburg Magistrate’s Court that Preshalin Naidoo’s car had been travelling no faster than 80km/h when it collided with Mhere’s vehicle.
Naidoo faces charges of culpable homicide and reckless and negligent driving. He has pleaded not guilty.
Yesterday prosecutor Dinesh Nandkissor said it was impossible that Naidoo’s car had been travelling at that speed. “You want this court to believe that the car hit a curb and collided with the deceased’s travelling at 80km/h despite the tracker report?” Nandnkissor asked.
Bezuidenhout said the information available to him had yielded the results.
Mhere and his friend‚ Kady-Shay O’Bryan‚ died in the crash on January 31 2015.
The trial continues. – Nomahlubi Jordaan