The court in Umzimkulu Planters v Scrooby dealt with the principles used to evaluate the evidence of two opposing accident reconstruction experts.

The evidence was mutually destructive and presented equally probable versions. The court found that in the circumstances the appropriate order was absolution from the instance (the case was dismissed for lack of proof of negligence).

The judgment contains a useful review of the law on assessing expert evidence, particularly in the context of accident reconstruction experts.

Read the judgment