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AFP Bingle on Morshead Drive

By johnboy - 21 December 2010 34

This in from ACT Policing:

ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team are investigating a collision involving an AFP member.

The collision occurred around 12.50pm today (Tuesday, December 21) on Morshead Drive, Pialligo where an AFP vehicle has been involved in a collision with another vehicle.

The male officer has been taken to The Canberra Hospital. The full extent of his injuries are not known at this stage. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.

It is expected that Morshead Drive will be closed for a number of hours while the investigation is being conducted.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision and are yet to speak with police are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the website www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

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34 Responses to
AFP Bingle on Morshead Drive
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ConanOfCooma 3:12 pm
21 Dec 10
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My money is on a rear-ender, I shan’t make any claims as to who is repsonsible.

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Deref 3:24 pm
21 Dec 10
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In a rear-ender, the driver in the back is always responsible.

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puzzlepunk 3:29 pm
21 Dec 10
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Were taking bets on car accidents now?

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Russ 3:37 pm
21 Dec 10
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The other vehicle there had it’s front bashed in, so I’m guessing someone ran the lights. The light bar from the paddy wagon was lying in the middle of the road, and for some reason, they initially put up screens around the police vehicle (which is off the side of the road) but a short time later removed them.

What I don’t get, though, is the need to close the road for so long – it’s having a disastrous effect on traffic coming from Fyshwick and the Monaro highway.

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pptvb 3:51 pm
21 Dec 10
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The police wagon looks like it has rolled a few times.

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Chaz 4:52 pm
21 Dec 10
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I happened to be out that way today. Looks like somebody ran the lights and got t-boned.
If a cop wasn’t involved in the accident, I’m sure traffic would’ve been flowing a few minutes after the collision.

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DJ 4:56 pm
21 Dec 10
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Hope everybody involved is ok.

The other contributions are missing the normal human reaction “I hope everybody is alright”… for some reason most people on RA forget that Police are people just like them.

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Northwest9 5:07 pm
21 Dec 10
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mate of mine was parking his car one day, pulled up, selects neutral, looks up in rear veiw mirror, ready to begin moving into park and bang, off duty copper arse ends him.

copper blames my mate, despite it being very clear what was happening.

in the end, cop negligence is ignored, mate gets a neg drive charge.

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ajd 5:48 pm
21 Dec 10
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@Deref: not always – the driver in front can be at fault if they move into the lane where there’s an insufficient gap.

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Grumpy Old Fart 5:52 pm
21 Dec 10
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Northwest 9 says:

‘mate of mine was parking his car one day, pulled up, selects neutral, looks up in rear veiw mirror, ready to begin moving into park and bang, off duty copper arse ends him.

copper blames my mate, despite it being very clear what was happening.

in the end, cop negligence is ignored, mate gets a neg drive charge.’

So you were a witness to the incident or you were just told something by your mate? Interestingly in your recall of what you were told your mate failed to activate his indicator perhaps that was the problem? But then again you were there to witness the incident…..

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olfella 8:53 pm
21 Dec 10
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Could it be the cop was on his mobile phone or chatting on the radio at the time? Just speculating…

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Aeek 9:09 pm
21 Dec 10
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unsafe parking, could have been your mates fault. It was his CHOICE to pull up then, if it wasn’t safe to do so …

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bd84 9:21 pm
21 Dec 10
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I love stories like Nothwest9’s. Total speculation on who was wrong and right based on what his best mate said, so it must be totally true.

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vg 11:01 pm
21 Dec 10
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“mate of mine was parking his car one day, pulled up, selects neutral, looks up in rear veiw mirror, ready to begin moving into park and bang, off duty copper arse ends him.

copper blames my mate, despite it being very clear what was happening.

in the end, cop negligence is ignored, mate gets a neg drive charge.”

Bullshit. For starters how do you move into a parking spot from neutral…..mind power?

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parle 12:28 am
22 Dec 10
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Could it be the cop was on his mobile phone or chatting on the radio at the time? Just speculating…

why speculate?, it’s not an offence

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