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Monaro Highway collision

By 13 February 2013 13

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision in Hume which occurred on Saturday (February 9).

About 1.30pm a white Mitsubishi Triton utility towing a horse float was traveling south on the Monaro Highway, near Sheppard Street. Around this time the utility collided with the rear of a ‘Windscreens O’Brien’ Toyota HiAce van, causing it to roll several times.

The driver of the Triton left the area without providing details to the other driver. The driver of the van suffered minor injuries.

Police are urging anyone who saw the collision, or saw the vehicles in the lead-up to the incident to contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000 or www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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13 Responses to Monaro Highway collision
#1
Conan of Cooma3:18 pm, 13 Feb 13

Events must have shattered his work ability.

#2
bundah3:48 pm, 13 Feb 13

Not another hit and run involving a white Triton ute?

#3
bd844:14 pm, 13 Feb 13

Clearly white tritons are a significant problem on the roads. They should round them all up and have their drivers report to the Hume Hilton for imprisonment, cutting up of drivers licence and have all tritons destroyed.

#4
thebrownstreak694:17 pm, 13 Feb 13

Are we sure it wasn’t a commodore disguised as a triton?

#5
dungfungus5:58 pm, 13 Feb 13

If the driver of the Toyota HiAce Van in the Windscreens O’Brien livery is the same one seen hooning around upper Tuggeranong regularly my guess is he got what was coming to him.

#6
Madam Cholet9:40 am, 14 Feb 13

dungfungus said :

If the driver of the Toyota HiAce Van in the Windscreens O’Brien livery is the same one seen hooning around upper Tuggeranong regularly my guess is he got what was coming to him.

I was tailgated by a truck a week ago on this section of road whilst driving my young son home from swimming – between Lanyon Drive and the Hume industrial estate. The truck eventually pulled up beside me at the Hume traffic lights and gave me look that suggested that I was wrong for stopping at the lights and that I, in doing the speed limit was some kind of nut. His truck happened to have the logo of his company on. So I emailed their head office to express my disappointment. Low and behold I got a call from the driver to apologise just yesterday. He should count himself lucky he was just losing a bit of face making a call, and not facing legal action over an accident of his making.

I’m sick of the traffic on the Monaro Highway, and the police would do well to have a presence on it – not just the odd speed van.

#7
Treacle11:09 am, 14 Feb 13

I have had an O’Brien van waiting for me to finish filling up petrol in Curtin and a person has told me the two in the vehicle were getting agro waiting for me to finish filling my small car petrol tank. Not surprised by this item at all.

#8
MsCheeky11:11 am, 14 Feb 13

It never fails to surprise me that people are dumb enough to do stupid things when their company logo is on their vehicle. And that means you, Mr painter/decorator from Jerra who seems to have no indicators on your very late model vehicle and an inflated sense of entitlement to the road. And tow truck dude who can drive a tow truck in peak hour traffic, drink a cup of coffee and use his phone all at the same time. And so on, and so on.

#9
FXST012:06 pm, 14 Feb 13

Don’t forget to mention the young high speed slalom ute drivers constantly driving around Queanbeyan and Jerra who belong to a certain electrianl business in Fyshwick. One day those brakes are gunna fail you.

#10
Dazzlar11:42 am, 16 Feb 13

Good move Madam! They really do have cheek doing it in a company vehicle! I hate the Monaro for that very reason.

I was tailgated by a truck a week ago on this section of road whilst driving my young son home from swimming – between Lanyon Drive and the Hume industrial estate. The truck eventually pulled up beside me at the Hume traffic lights and gave me look that suggested that I was wrong for stopping at the lights and that I, in doing the speed limit was some kind of nut. His truck happened to have the logo of his company on. So I emailed their head office to express my disappointment. Low and behold I got a call from the driver to apologise just yesterday. He should count himself lucky he was just losing a bit of face making a call, and not facing legal action over an accident of his making.

I’m sick of the traffic on the Monaro Highway, and the police would do well to have a presence on it – not just the odd speed van.

#11
dungfungus3:41 pm, 16 Feb 13

Dazzlar said :

Good move Madam! They really do have cheek doing it in a company vehicle! I hate the Monaro for that very reason.

I was tailgated by a truck a week ago on this section of road whilst driving my young son home from swimming – between Lanyon Drive and the Hume industrial estate. The truck eventually pulled up beside me at the Hume traffic lights and gave me look that suggested that I was wrong for stopping at the lights and that I, in doing the speed limit was some kind of nut. His truck happened to have the logo of his company on. So I emailed their head office to express my disappointment. Low and behold I got a call from the driver to apologise just yesterday. He should count himself lucky he was just losing a bit of face making a call, and not facing legal action over an accident of his making.

I’m sick of the traffic on the Monaro Highway, and the police would do well to have a presence on it – not just the odd speed van.

I had a similar experience years ago (before emails) and when I phoned to employer to complain I was told this was the 20th complaint they had received about the same driver in 6 months.
They requested that I supply details in writing so they could “counsel” him but as soon as they got my letter they gave him a copy of it and sacked him.
Next thing he was on my doorstep threatening and abusing me. I suppose I should consider myself lucky that I live in Australia because if it was the USA he would have shot his employer and then come after me.
The moral of the story is to advise the employer (where known) of the driver’s antics but don’t give your name or phone number.

#12
Masquara5:58 pm, 16 Feb 13

Conan of Cooma said :

Events must have shattered his work ability.

Conan of Cooma said :

Events must have shattered his work ability.

Yeah employers should screen their staff better.

#13
DrKoresh9:47 pm, 16 Feb 13

Masquara said :

Conan of Cooma said :

Events must have shattered his work ability.

Conan of Cooma said :

Events must have shattered his work ability.

Yeah employers should screen their staff better.

Stop it, you guys are cracking me up.

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