Muhammed Mbye, a driver and resident of Brikama Dasilami last Tuesday testified as the first prosecution witness in a dangerous driving trial against one Abdoulie Sowe, before Magistrate Isatou Janneh of the Brikama Magistrates’ Court.
Abdoulie is accused of driving a motor vehicle with registration no: BJL 8128J on or about 20th July 2016, at Lamin Galp petrol station, in a manner which was dangerous.
The witness in his testimony told the court that on 20th July, 2016, he was driving from Brikama towards Lamin when the accused person, driving a truck, crossed in front of him.
He said he (witness) suddenly tried to leave the road to drive on the side slaps but his brakes failed leading to an accident at a petrol station. He said the traffic officers visited the scene and both him and the accused person were taken to the police station where their vehicles were tested.
Responding to questions from the accused person during cross-examination, the witness said he had horned at the accused person and that there was no other vehicle between. He said he left the road to avoid accident.
He said before he left the road, his car’s brakes were in good condition but because the accused person was driving with speed the brakes of his car failed.
The matter is adjourned to 4th October 2016 for the second witness to testify.
by Fatou Gassama