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Chifley fatal

By johnboy - 19 July 2012 96

ACT Policing are investigating a collision in Chifley early this morning, Thursday 19 July.

About 12.50am, police were called to Eggleston Crescent where a white Holden Commodore had collided with a tree.

The vehicle was carrying a driver and three passengers.

Two of the passengers received minor injuries and are being treated at The Canberra Hospital. The other passenger died at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle is currently assisting police with their enquiries.

ACT Policing Crash Investigations and Reconstruction Team are investigating the scene.

This is the sixth person to have died on ACT roads this year.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

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Chifley fatal
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cross 11:01 am
19 Jul 12
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Hmm 1 am, four guys in a white Commodore, doesn’t take a lot of imagination to figure it out but I could be wrong.

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Heavs 11:07 am
19 Jul 12
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need moar speed camera’s

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VYBerlinaV8_is_back 11:11 am
19 Jul 12
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Anyone know what happened?

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Solidarity 11:18 am
19 Jul 12
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VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

Anyone know what happened?

White VL is what the Facebook is saying

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johnboy 11:23 am
19 Jul 12
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Skidd Marx 11:23 am
19 Jul 12
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VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

Anyone know what happened?

On the radio the father of one of the guys in the Commodore is claiming they were being chased & harassed by a security vehicle which subsequently fled the scene. Don’t quote me on that though, I only caught half of the story. Sounds like bull$hit but I’ve been wrong plenty of times before.

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TheCreek 12:15 pm
19 Jul 12
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R.I.P Tyson

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SigmaOctantis 12:55 pm
19 Jul 12
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What a waste of a perfectly good white commodore. The tree will take years to fully recover too.

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Solitude 1:37 pm
19 Jul 12
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SigmaOctantis said :

What a waste of a perfectly good white commodore. The tree will take years to fully recover too.

Incredibly insensitive comment.
At the end of the day a life has been lost. Regardless of the circumstances, this is a complete tragedy.
A mother and father have lost their son. Relatives have lost a dear family member. Young boys have lost a great mate.
Don’t joke about it.

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00davist 2:53 pm
19 Jul 12
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Solitude said :

SigmaOctantis said :

What a waste of a perfectly good white commodore. The tree will take years to fully recover too.

Incredibly insensitive comment.
At the end of the day a life has been lost. Regardless of the circumstances, this is a complete tragedy.
A mother and father have lost their son. Relatives have lost a dear family member. Young boys have lost a great mate.
Don’t joke about it.

This is something that is overlooked too often, yes, it’s another white commodore hitting a tree, yes, it was loaded with young guys, with a P Plate driver, and yes, it happened late at night, however, that does not justify insensitive comments.

It’s not hard to make guesses as to what happened, and the circumstances seem to mirror recipes we all know lead to crashes, but the police had to wait to be able to assess the scene and determine what happened, so I can’t see how anyone at home can determine it so decisively from a photo on their screen.

A young man is dead, and that leaves alot of pain, regardless of how the car was being driven, on top of that, even if you think the driving style lessens the loss, I can’t see how you can apply that to passengers, he may not have been comfortable himself if the car was going to fast.

On top of that, how many people here did stupid things in their youth, drove to fast, got in a fight, or blew up a letter box, while I’m sure not everyone will be putting their hand up, I strongly doubt no one here can, did this kid deserve to die, even if stupidity was involved?

I’m not trying to justify hooning, if that was indeed the case, but if you want the death penalty, move to the US, and if you want it for driving offences, perhaps you should get yourself an island.

It’s not like we don’t get fed up and sometimes tell people that hoons should all go into tree’s and take themselves out before killing others, but an exasperated expression when we see a speeding car should not translate into insensitive commentary where someone has lost a child.

For anyone who knew this kid, you have my heartfelt sympathies, and to our resident trolls (MrGillespie, Henry BG, etc…) really think about it before you jump in here.

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dungfungus 3:22 pm
19 Jul 12
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00davist said :

Solitude said :

SigmaOctantis said :

What a waste of a perfectly good white commodore. The tree will take years to fully recover too.

Incredibly insensitive comment.
At the end of the day a life has been lost. Regardless of the circumstances, this is a complete tragedy.
A mother and father have lost their son. Relatives have lost a dear family member. Young boys have lost a great mate.
Don’t joke about it.

This is something that is overlooked too often, yes, it’s another white commodore hitting a tree, yes, it was loaded with young guys, with a P Plate driver, and yes, it happened late at night, however, that does not justify insensitive comments.

It’s not hard to make guesses as to what happened, and the circumstances seem to mirror recipes we all know lead to crashes, but the police had to wait to be able to assess the scene and determine what happened, so I can’t see how anyone at home can determine it so decisively from a photo on their screen.

A young man is dead, and that leaves alot of pain, regardless of how the car was being driven, on top of that, even if you think the driving style lessens the loss, I can’t see how you can apply that to passengers, he may not have been comfortable himself if the car was going to fast.

On top of that, how many people here did stupid things in their youth, drove to fast, got in a fight, or blew up a letter box, while I’m sure not everyone will be putting their hand up, I strongly doubt no one here can, did this kid deserve to die, even if stupidity was involved?

I’m not trying to justify hooning, if that was indeed the case, but if you want the death penalty, move to the US, and if you want it for driving offences, perhaps you should get yourself an island.

It’s not like we don’t get fed up and sometimes tell people that hoons should all go into tree’s and take themselves out before killing others, but an exasperated expression when we see a speeding car should not translate into insensitive commentary where someone has lost a child.

For anyone who knew this kid, you have my heartfelt sympathies, and to our resident trolls (MrGillespie, Henry BG, etc…) really think about it before you jump in here.

Lots of young people grieving at the scene this afternoon. Unfortunately, it will happen again and again and again……

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The_Bulldog 3:30 pm
19 Jul 12
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With respect to those impacted by this tragedy – this should be a moment where we consider our own driving behaviours and how they impact others. This shouldn’t just be a wake-up call for inexperienced drivers either.

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bundah 3:58 pm
19 Jul 12
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Given the obstacles one has to negotiate ie. trees,light poles,inattentive oblivious drivers and then combine that with young inexperienced drivers who think they’re bulletproof it’s remarkable that there are not more collisions resulting in injury and fatality.

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c_c 4:00 pm
19 Jul 12
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Solitude said :

SigmaOctantis said :

What a waste of a perfectly good white commodore. The tree will take years to fully recover too.

Incredibly insensitive comment.
At the end of the day a life has been lost. Regardless of the circumstances, this is a complete tragedy.
A mother and father have lost their son. Relatives have lost a dear family member. Young boys have lost a great mate.
Don’t joke about it.

And if they happened to smash into another vehicle, and killed the innocent occupants, instead of a tree?

Circumstances matter, these guys were dopes up to no good. We should just be thankful the tree wasn’t hurt worse and no once else was injured or killed.

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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 4:05 pm
19 Jul 12
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The_Bulldog said :

With respect to those impacted by this tragedy – this should be a moment where we consider our own driving behaviours and how they impact others. This shouldn’t just be a wake-up call for inexperienced drivers either.

Yep. Very sad event. Buuuuut, it never stops happening. Idiot kids get in cars with idiot drivers and crash and die. It’s not like it’s a rare thing to happen. Peeps should know better. How much more education can be given about the dangers of cars? I think parents need to do a better job. I have two young girls and they will understand as soon as old enough the dangers of getting in a car with a idiot driver.

Having said that, I know zero details of this accident and if being dumb was not he case I apologise in advance.

Also, very unlikely story about the security car chasing them.

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