US expert gives evidence in Reshall Jimmy death inquest

Motor company Ford has brought in a US-based expert to give evidence at the inquest into the death of Reshall Jimmy.

Jimmy was found dead in his Ford Kuga in 2015. His family believes he died as a result of the car bursting into flames.

The inquest is underway to determine whether the Ford Motor Company should be held accountable for his death.

Read 'The truth will prevail', says family of Reshall Jimmy at Ford Kuga court case

Also read: AfriForum is gunning for Ford over Reshall Jimmy's death

Expert John Louds testified. He's got 23 years experience, he works for an American-based company called Exponent Incorporated and they are failure analysts, investigating the circumstances of a fire incident or issues with regard to electrical failure.

Kevin Brandt, reporter - EWN

In 2017 there was a major recall by Ford of over 4 500 Kugas in South Africa following several reports of vehicles bursting into flames.

The purpose of the inquest is to determine whether or not the evidence the family say there is can be used in a court of law.

Kevin Brandt, reporter - EWN

The inquest will not determine guilt or innocence but rather will decide if there is sufficient evidence for a prosecution.


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