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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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astrosapien 2:08 am 14 Aug 08

x-taylorr said :

i thought you might like to know this. i have talked to taylor’s friends and the only thing taylor did was be there while the other people did it. she took pictures with it but not at any time did she spray paint. she was there though. she did have the photos on her bebo but she has deleted them out of respect for people who were offended. this is what i have been told.

id also like to clear up some stuff from before. what i know is what i got told from a girl who was in the car. saying that im going to be involved in the police investigation or whatever is pointless because all the information she gave to them is what i know and they would just get the same story. im sorry if i have hurt anyones feelings from i said i honestly am.

i didnt mean to offend anyone at all and i know i did and im sorry for that.

take care. x

Thanks for clearing that up x-taylorr,

I just hope that you understand that as well intentioned as you may have been in preserving your friends’ actions and memory that this is a serious matter in which the police are not finished with their investigations.

Regardless of whether you heard it from someone in the car or not, there are details that are not intended to be released to the public yet untill the police have investigated their actions.

I hope that you also appreciate that there is more to this crash than just what your friends have mentioned, and that hearing one side of the events does not equal “100% of the facts”.

I’m not having a go at you. I understand that you lost a friend in all of this. I nearly lost a sister, brother in law and two beautiful little nephews, so I have been extremely emotional over all of this too. But there is a reason that the police haven’t released any information, and it isn’t your or my place to undermine that investigation by spreading more hearsay.

In the mean time, go be with friends and family, and take their help with getting through this.

Take care

Eyeball In A Quart Jar Of Snot 12:49 am 14 Aug 08

monkey1 said :

Yes Madman I have screen dumped and sent to the relevant authorities. I was horrified when my child showed me the pages. How does one justify vandalising public property??

The youth of today has a lot to answer for!

I guess those darn kids were looking at improving the look of our public buildings?

God knows Canberra architecture is lacking in personality.

If I had my way I’d level every structure (both private and public) south of Wanniassa and use the land to create giant arenas where I’d gamble everything I have on goofed up pre-teens fighting it out to the death!

Kids these days need something to keep out of trouble.

Until then I guess we’ll just have to keep gossiping about car accidents.

Ever heard about the guy who lost his head going to work?

Cameron 10:59 pm 13 Aug 08

I thought you weren’t a fan of hearsay?

x-taylorr 10:30 pm 13 Aug 08

no arse-covering…just what i got told

Timberwolf65 10:05 pm 13 Aug 08

x-taylorr said :

because its still a police investigation im not saying whether or not she was under the influcence, a fact which i know.. but even if she was when you are under the influence you dont know what you are doing.. clearly if she was she didnt know .. her friend died while she was driving.

Exactly the reason why she should not of been behind the wheel of a car.
I hope that this has been a lesson to all young people, It’s a harsh lesson to have to deal with death at such a young age, a girl died and the driver will have to live with that for the rest of her life, actions have consequences.

I hope to christ my kids are never in this situation.

Cameron 10:04 pm 13 Aug 08

x-taylorr said :

i thought you might like to know this. i have talked to taylor’s friends and the only thing taylor did was be there while the other people did it. she took pictures with it but not at any time did she spray paint. she was there though. she did have the photos on her bebo but she has deleted them out of respect for people who were offended. this is what i have been told.

Do I detect arse-covering?

x-taylorr 8:55 pm 13 Aug 08

i thought you might like to know this. i have talked to taylor’s friends and the only thing taylor did was be there while the other people did it. she took pictures with it but not at any time did she spray paint. she was there though. she did have the photos on her bebo but she has deleted them out of respect for people who were offended. this is what i have been told.

id also like to clear up some stuff from before. what i know is what i got told from a girl who was in the car. saying that im going to be involved in the police investigation or whatever is pointless because all the information she gave to them is what i know and they would just get the same story. im sorry if i have hurt anyones feelings from i said i honestly am.

i didnt mean to offend anyone at all and i know i did and im sorry for that.

take care. x

Whatsup 8:12 pm 13 Aug 08

Taylor,
You are 16 and trying to handle something that many adults struggle to cope with. Don’t be too hard on yourself at this difficult time.

monkey1 8:00 pm 13 Aug 08

Yes Madman I have screen dumped and sent to the relevant authorities. I was horrified when my child showed me the pages. How does one justify vandalising public property?? I’m sorry for the loss, I know the whole school is feeling the loss, whether they were close to the deceased or not, but this is no way to deal with the grief. There are groups dedicated to her set up on bebo for the kids to say their goodbyes, not all over public property!

The youth of today has a lot to answer for!

x-taylorr 7:57 pm 13 Aug 08

Umm no actually this is a different taylor. i know that taylor though. and i dont agree with what her and her friends did but knowing her friends quite closely they are greiving hard and have all changed so much they are just doing more and more bad things they dont care anymore. which is wrong.

but what i meant from all this was why are we all sitting here saying the driver should rot in prison and things like that…its not right i was really angry when i read all that and that comment i left before was all out of different emotions such as anger sadness and been heartbroken.

im sorry if i have offended anyone by what i wrote or if i have upset anyone. And when i said i know what happened, i am talking about i know what happened before they went driving and i know as far as what happened in that car i didnt word what i meant right .

once again im sorry if anything i said has come across the wrong way…just been so young and losing someone so significant in your life does make you do stupid things…and for the privacy things im sorry i wrote her name. i didnt think that writing her name was wrong because its all over so many other websites i didnt think it was wrong to say her name and im sorry.

basically im sorry for that whole comment. and what i want you to understand is im a 16 year old girl and i probably posted to much older people you all have a whole different understanding of all this but i dont i just understand everything that you would at my age…

Madman 7:42 pm 13 Aug 08

monkey1 said :

So, to x-taylorr

Would you be the same taylor you posted so proudly on your deceased friend’s bebo that you and your friends spray painted “RIP AMY” all over Lanyon and then so proudly posted photo’s of your vandalism on your own bebo site???

I’m sure your friend would be so proud of your law breaking….NOT. Not the biggest show of respect for her I would say. What gives you the right to now break the law?? I understand you are grieving and for that I am sorry. My child goes to the same school and knew this girl (not well I might add), but I don’t think breaking the law is the way to deal with your grief.

OMG – Just ruin my suburb a bit more. Thanks for decreasing the value of my house in time when i’m selling. The damn vandalisms at the shops and bus stops are already a bad factor. Monkey1, I hope you pdf’d the bebo page and reported the vandalism to http://www.act.crimestoppers.com.au defacing public property is so low… :-@

Madman 7:33 pm 13 Aug 08

astrosapien said :

I have shown restraint in mentioning details that I have heard from my family, the least you can do is show similar restraint when talking about information that you have heard from your friends.

Amen!

monkey1 7:27 pm 13 Aug 08

So, to x-taylorr

Would you be the same taylor you posted so proudly on your deceased friend’s bebo that you and your friends spray painted “RIP AMY” all over Lanyon and then so proudly posted photo’s of your vandalism on your own bebo site???

I’m sure your friend would be so proud of your law breaking….NOT. Not the biggest show of respect for her I would say. What gives you the right to now break the law?? I understand you are grieving and for that I am sorry. My child goes to the same school and knew this girl (not well I might add), but I don’t think breaking the law is the way to deal with your grief.

el 7:25 pm 13 Aug 08

Tharwa Drive at Calwell is expected to be closed in both directions for several hours after a fatal accident this afternoon.

Police say a 90-year-old woman was killed when the car in which she was a passenger was struck by another car on the corner of Doogan Street and Tharwa Drive.

And yeah, I know the font’s different.

Full story from the ABC news site here.

Bungle 7:17 pm 13 Aug 08

I see there was another fatal crash on Tharwa Dr this afternoon. A bit further North this time I think.

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