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15y/o Girl dies in a Conder car crash

By Hammo - 11 August 2008 155

[First filed: August 10, 2008 @ 07:03]

My sincerest condolences to the family of a 15-year-old female, whom was the victim of a horror car crash early yesterday morning (09/08/08).

[As reported by the ABC]

May she rest in peace. To the other two people involved in the crash, I extend my best wishes to you and hope for a quick recovery.

UPDATED: The Community Alliance Party’s candidate in Brindabella, James Sizer, is blaming the Stanhope Government:

    “Tragically, this young girl might still be alive if the Government had kept to its 2004 election promise to duplicate the section of Tharwa Drive on which the head-on accident occurred,” Mr Sizer said. “Labor’s broken promises have cost communities their schools, facilities, health and community services, but this one has cost a family far too much.”

ANOTHER UPDATE: Marlin74 is closely involved in the tragedy and had this to say in the comments:

    It was my Brother & Sister in-law together with my two baby nephews 2.5 years and 13 months old returning home from my place from a family birthday party. My sister in-law is still in hospital after having surgery on Saturday.

    I need to be careful of how much I say as I believe there is still a police investigation going on. What I do know is that allegedly the poor girl who passed away was in the backseat and not wearing a seatbelt and the driver of that car seemed to loose control and drifted into oncoming traffic.

    My sister in law has a broken femur and the youngest has a broken collarbone, concussion for the eldest and my brother in law is banged up and bruised.

    My sincere condolences to the family of the 15 year old girl. I hope the police reveal the cause of the accident soon so everyone knows what happened.

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155 Responses to
15y/o Girl dies in a Conder car crash
Mia80 10:47 am 11 Aug 08

Does anyone know exactly what happened?

My love to the young family and young driver too.
My condolences to the friends and family of the young girl.

V8-Prius 10:45 am 11 Aug 08

Contrast: the cross on Hindmarsh is still there, adourned with Eddies school tie & all (11 years now I believe).

V8-Prius 10:38 am 11 Aug 08

On the rare occasion I am forced to venture my beloved Prius into Southern Tuggeranong, I’m always amazed how suddenly everyone is driving their Commodore at 30+ kms over the limit and screeching tyres around every roundablout. Its a scary place.

miz 10:27 am 11 Aug 08

slammedfalcon I don’t think names can be published (privacy and all that) but if you contact JB at riotact by email, I give permission for my email address to be given out and we can arrange a phone call (as far as possible! I have laringitis!)

Contrast 1:03 am 11 Aug 08

ant said :

It was a head-on smash, apparently. I wonder how it happened? For a schoolkid to die like this always hits their friends hard. I always felt sad when I saw that St Eddies tie looped around that cross on Hindmarsh hill, although I expect the tie is gone now (haven’t been that way in years). It was a very poignant memorial.

After reading the article on the ABC website this morning I went to visit a friend to give her a belated birthday gift. I found her beyond depressed, as she and her partner knew the girl. I didn’t ask any questions because she was near inconsolable as it was. The whole thing is just horrible. 🙁

el said :

James Sizer can go to hell for trying to use this tragedy to score political points AFAIC.

Hear, hear! As if the situation weren’t bad enough! The pr*ck!

el 11:26 pm 10 Aug 08

James Sizer can go to hell for trying to use this tragedy to score political points AFAIC.

slammedfalcon 11:01 pm 10 Aug 08

hi does anyone know the name or surname of the girl driving the other car I have a bad feeling that it is a girl I know at college

ant 9:17 pm 10 Aug 08

It was a head-on smash, apparently. I wonder how it happened? For a schoolkid to die like this always hits their friends hard. I always felt sad when I saw that St Eddies tie looped around that cross on Hindmarsh hill, although I expect the tie is gone now (haven’t been that way in years). It was a very poignant memorial.

Cameron 8:32 pm 10 Aug 08

Half way between the Tharwa/Drakeford Dr roundabout and the Tharwa/Mentone View roundabout in Conder.

Madman 7:02 pm 10 Aug 08

I just drove that street then to get home from a weekend away and saw people walking with stuff in their hands. Did it happen just after the Calwell Roundabout at the underpass?

Timberwolf65 6:53 pm 10 Aug 08

Was it a freak accident?

I drove past there today when I was heading to Lanyon shopping center. There was a group of teenage girls walking up to where it happened, they all had bunches of flowers, I tell you what, it brought tears to my eyes:(

miz 6:19 pm 10 Aug 08

Caroline Chisholm High.

Hammo 11:16 am 10 Aug 08

Without going into the personal details of this victim too much… does anyone know what school she attended?

miz 10:51 am 10 Aug 08

She was a lovely girl – so sad. My condolences to the family.

Timberwolf65 8:25 am 10 Aug 08

This is so sad, may she rest in peace:(

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