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Rider down in Macquarie

By johnboy - 13 July 2013 23

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ACT Policing is investigating a collision in Macquarie where a motorcycle rider has collided with a tree.

About 9am this morning police were conducting radar speed detection on Bindubi Street, Macquarie when a rider on a blue motorcycle drove past above the posted speed limit.

Police attempted a traffic stop on the motorcyclist, activating lights and siren for the rider to stop.

The rider accelerated away from police and a short time later has failed to negotiate a bend in the road on Redfern Street, crossing onto the opposite lane and colliding with a tree.

ACT Ambulance Service attended the scene and conveyed the man to The Canberra Hospital. The 32-year-old Dunlop man is reported to be in a stable condition.

Redfern Street will be closed between Elizabeth Street and Lachlan Street for the next few hours as ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team investigate the circumstances surrounding the collision.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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23 Responses to
Rider down in Macquarie
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bd84 4:21 pm
13 Jul 13
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Another temporary Australian. More sympathy for the tree than and idiot that probably deserved to die. Though I doubt this will change his lifestyle.

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Martlark 6:23 pm
13 Jul 13
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Must have been pushing it hard to loose some skin on those slight curves!

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TheBusDriver 8:14 pm
13 Jul 13
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How’s the tree doing?

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canbloke 2:40 am
14 Jul 13
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bd84 said :

Another temporary Australian. More sympathy for the tree than and idiot that probably deserved to die. Though I doubt this will change his lifestyle.

You my friend are a disgrace to the human nature… you do not know this man so how dare you comment that he should deserve to die.. nearly no one deserves to die.. you are just another key board warrior who is probably some socially awkward 40year old loser living with his mother.

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NathanaelB 8:56 am
14 Jul 13
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Another single-vehicle accident on Redfern St this week???

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Mickeyau 9:17 am
14 Jul 13
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Tree 1 Rider 0

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bundah 12:15 pm
14 Jul 13
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Hurts less if one just pulls over and faces the music!

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DrKoresh 2:22 pm
14 Jul 13
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Well done, let’s hope the stack knocked some sense into him.

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LSWCHP 11:43 pm
14 Jul 13
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bd84 said :

Another temporary Australian. More sympathy for the tree than and idiot that probably deserved to die. Though I doubt this will change his lifestyle.

This guy may be a young idiot, but suggesting that he deserves to die for what he did seems a bit harsh.

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goody658 12:31 pm
15 Jul 13
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Geeeze no wonder i fear for my life when I take the bike out, the hatred towards those that ride in the few comments here,makes me wonder if the person who almost hit me the other day actually didn’t see me or just wanted me dead. Hope the rider makes a fast recovery.

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Terra 12:35 pm
15 Jul 13
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bd84 said :

Another temporary Australian. More sympathy for the tree than and idiot that probably deserved to die. Though I doubt this will change his lifestyle.

And you sir, are an ignorant, arrogant gutless dinosour.
How dare you make those assumptions, you know nothing about the rider, the circumstances, or clearly anything else.
It’s so easy to make comments like that under anonimity.

Identify yourself and prove me wrong.

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Terra 12:37 pm
15 Jul 13
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goody658 said :

Geeeze no wonder i fear for my life when I take the bike out, the hatred towards those that ride in the few comments here,makes me wonder if the person who almost hit me the other day actually didn’t see me or just wanted me dead.

Hope the rider makes a fast recovery.

Well said.
And that’s it exactly.
No where else in the 1st world are motorcycle riders treated with the contempt they are here. Geez, in many european countries they’re even the preferred method of transport.

I dont know where it comes from, but Ive long suspected jealousy as a major contributing factor.

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thebrownstreak69 12:56 pm
15 Jul 13
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Of course he doesn’t deserve to die, but running from the cops is a pretty stupid thing to do.

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Terra 1:23 pm
15 Jul 13
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thebrownstreak69 said :

Of course he doesn’t deserve to die, but running from the cops is a pretty stupid thing to do.

Yeah, I think he probably gets that.
But honestly, haven’t we all thought about it?
How many of us have been tempted? Come on… seriously?

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KB1971 1:35 pm
15 Jul 13
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Terra said :

goody658 said :

Geeeze no wonder i fear for my life when I take the bike out, the hatred towards those that ride in the few comments here,makes me wonder if the person who almost hit me the other day actually didn’t see me or just wanted me dead.

Hope the rider makes a fast recovery.

Well said.
And that’s it exactly.
No where else in the 1st world are motorcycle riders treated with the contempt they are here. Geez, in many european countries they’re even the preferred method of transport.

I dont know where it comes from, but Ive long suspected jealousy as a major contributing factor.

Cyclists too…….I have to say, most people a pretty good. As with everything it is a minority that ruins it but they stick out like dogs balls.

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