My sworn statement

Statement from Jonathan Endersby of Accident on the night of 29 March 2007

My girlfriend (Rian xxxx, Witness 2) and I had just finished walking around Rondebosh common and had just climbed into our car when we heard a car screeching to the right of us. The car, driven by AJ xxxxxx had lost control and skidded across the road, through the parking lot and collided head on with the back right side of the parked Jeep which was not occupied at the time.

I saw the vehicle the whole time that it was skidding and had clear line of sight of the collision. My car was parked less than 8 meters away from the scene of the accident.

I climbed out of my car and ran over to see if the driver was ok. The driver climbed out of his vehicle and we asked him what happened. His exact reply was “I didn’t see the corner”.

An elderly coloured couple who had been parked to the right of the Jeep in the parking lot also came over to see what had happened and they told me that the driver had thrown a bottle out of the car before he climbed out. (I later pointed out to the police that there was a plastic coca-cola bottle which smelt like brandy next to the car)

The television in his car was on upon impact.

I took a picture of the car’s license plate because I was worried that the driver who seemed to be panicking would try and drive away.

— D([“mb”,”the vehicle so as to not panic him any further.u003cbr />u003cbr />I walked back to the car and heard him on the phone with his friendu003cbr />asking his friend to come and fetch him… Again, his exact words tou003cbr />his friend were “…I need to get out of here…”u003cbr />u003cbr />I walked up and told him to show me his license at which point he gaveu003cbr />it to me and I took a photograph of it with my phone. I confirmed thatu003cbr />the driver of the car was indeed AJ Muller as per his driver\’su003cbr />license. The driver then took his drivers license back and I told himu003cbr />to wait for the police. He did not listen to me and started walkingu003cbr />away from the car. I told him again to stay and wait for the policeu003cbr />but he continued to run away. At no point did I or anyone elseu003cbr />threaten the driver.u003cbr />u003cbr />About 5 minutes later a tow truck driver arrived who again phoned theu003cbr />Rondebosh police department.u003cbr />u003cbr />Within a few minutes the owner of the vehicle, Simon, arrived with hisu003cbr />girlfriend/wife?. They had been jogging around the common. We toldu003cbr />them what had happened and that the driver had run away. Simon ranu003cbr />down the road to see if he could see the driver but didn\’t find himu003cbr />and came back.u003cbr />u003cbr />A few minutes later the police arrived.u003cbr />u003cbr />I have never met the driver (AJ Muller) or the owner of the Jeep (Simon).u003cbr />u003cbr />I can be contacted on 0824143129.u003cbr />u003cbr />I agree that all of the above information is true and I am prepared tou003cbr />testify to that fact in court.u003cbr />u003cbr />Regardsu003cbr />u003c/div>”,1] ); //–>The driver seemed like he wanted to run away so I then told him that I wanted to see his driver’s license. He asked me if I had a cigarette and again I told him that I wanted to see his driver’s license. He started to look through his car for his license and I phoned 10111 to get the phone number of the Rondebosh police station whom I then called and reported the accident telling them that I thought that the driver was drunk and was going to try and run away. The driver did not hear my conversation with the police because I had walked away from the vehicle so as to not panic him any further.
I walked back to the car and heard him on the phone with his friend asking his friend to come and fetch him… Again, his exact words to is friend were “…I need to get out of here…”

I walked up and told him to show me his license at which point he gave it to me and I took a photograph of it with my phone. I confirmed that the driver of the car was indeed AJ xxxxxx as per his driver’s license. The driver then took his drivers license back and I told him to wait for the police. He did not listen to me and started walking away from the car. I told him again to stay and wait for the police but he continued to run away. At no point did I or anyone else threaten the driver.

About 5 minutes later a tow truck driver arrived who again phoned the Rondebosh police department.

Within a few minutes the owner of the vehicle, Simon, arrived with his girlfriend/wife?. They had been jogging around the common. We told them what had happened and that the driver had run away. Simon ran
down the road to see if he could see the driver but didn’t find him and came back.

A few minutes later the police arrived.

I have never met the driver (AJ xxxxxx) or the owner of the Jeep (Simon).

I can be contacted on 082xxxxxxx.

I agree that all of the above information is true and I am prepared to testify to that fact in court.

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The best part of this story is that the kid in the car is now claiming that 2 white males beat him up (which would explain his injuries???) and laying charges to that extent. He’s 21 and was a real class act… low profile wheels, tv, racing seats, nightstick in his car etc. (oh, and drum brakes on the back…idiot)

The police are charging him with reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident because they can’t prove the drunk driving. If he starts purjoring himself as well he might be in a worse situation than if he’d just taken the drunk driving rap. His parents arrived at the scene about an hour later and apparently he’d been crying on the phone with them.

Oh, and the skid marks were over 50 meters long. If you go to the parking lot soon you’ll still be able to see the spray painted markings where the cars were and then look for the dot on the road which is where the skid marks started.

His car is a write off, the jeep looks fine.

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