Questions in supercar crash

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rosebank car crash jan 11 THE STAR The wreckage of the Audi R8 is seen wrapped around a lamppost in Saxonwold, Joburg. Photo: Dumisani Dube

 

Johannesburg - Circumstances surrounding a Rosebank accident that claimed the lives of two people did not add up, it was reported in two newspapers on Saturday.

Motorist Areff Haffejee and a police officer were killed when Haffajee's Audi R8 hit a tree on Thursday. It was alleged that the Audi was fleeing from a police bakkie in a high speed car chase when the accident happened.

Justice Project SA chairman, Howard Dembovsky, told the Citizen he could not understand how a police bakkie could have been able to keep up with an Audi R8 in such a chase.

“I cannot see how a SAPS bakkie that can accelerate very slowly could possibly keep up with the Audi R8,” he said.

Lt-Col Lungelo Dlamini said before the accident, the Audi was pulled over by two police officer.

The car was searched and a small amount of dagga was found.

Dlamini said Haffejee sped off with one policeman still inside his car. The other officer gave chase in the police van.

A short distance later, the car lost control, hit a tree, a wall and a light pole and the two occupants died.

Dembovsky also questioned how the second officer knew about the drugs if his colleague was in the car when it sped off.

According to the Saturday Star, CCTV footage from a business on Oxford Road showed that the two vehicles did not seem to be in a car chase and that the police van was not flashing its blue lights as it followed the Audi. - Sapa



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