The driver of the sand truck that slammed into the car being driven by businessman Nigel Cush along Mandela Avenue, killing him on the spot, has pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.
He appeared in Court today and following his guilty plea, he was immediately sentenced to five years in jail.
The truck driver, Aslom Masood appeared before the Chief Magistrate this morning. The charge stated that on the 15th September at the corner of Mandela Avenue and Vlissengen Road he drove his truck in a dangerous manner causing the death of Nigel Cush.
The Court was told that Masoon was speeding at the time and drove through the red light, colliding with the car that was being driven by Cush.
Cush’s vehicle was rammed into an electrical pole, partly ejecting the businessman. He was pronounced dead on the spot.
In Court today, the truck driver after pleading guilty, apologised for his actions and admitted that he was speeding at the time of the accident.
He was immediately sentenced to the five year prison term as the Magistrate admonished him for his actions that resulted in a life being lost.
The entire incident was captured on nearby CCTV cameras.
There have been a number of accidents along the recently opened Mandela Four-lane road, and the Police Traffic Department has been warning motorists about their speeding.