Taxi-train crash: Driver guilty of murder
The driver of a taxi that was hit by a train, killing 10 children in August last year, has been found guilty of murder (10 counts) and attempted murder (four counts) in the Western Cape High Court.
EyeWitness News reports Jacob Humphreys was found guilty today after allegedly ignoring warning sings and closed safety booms before the taxi was hit by a train.
His legal representatives argued that he did not break the law intentionally.
“He stopped behind a vehicle that was parked and from that moment he could not remember anything until after he regained consciousness.
There was no intent present to make the crime that of murder,” defence advocate Johann Engelbrecht said, according to EyeWitness News.