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Expert disputes evidence in Moon case

Crash expert Wilma Badenhorst said Bryce Moon was travelling at a speed of 40-60km/h.

Utility soccer player Bryce Moon, accused of killing domestic worker Mavis Ncube in a car accident, is seen outside the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Monday, 8 October 2012. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

JOHANNESBURG - An accident reconstruction expert on Tuesday disputed previous testimony that soccer player Bryce Moon was speeding when he hit and killed a pedestrian.

Moon faces charges of murder and attempted murder in the Randburg Magistrate's Court.

This is after he knocked down Mavis Ncube with his Mercedes-Benz back in 2009, while she was walking with her cousin on Katherine Street in Sandhurst, north of Johannesburg.

Ncube died in hospital and her cousin was injured in the collision.

Expert witness Wilma Badenhorst said the method used by another accident reconstruction expert, who indicated Moon was speeding when the collision occurred, was incorrect.

She testified that the injuries sustained by Ncube suggest she was hit at a speed of between 40 and 60 kilometres per hour.

Moon denied he was speeding or driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident.

Badenhorst said it would be impossible for an accurate reconstruction to be created 11 months after the accident, which is when the state's expert examined the scene.