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ACT Policing seeking witnesses to learner driver crash

By Ruqi - 30 July 2012 27

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident around noon today (Monday, July 30) in which a maroon-coloured VS Holden Commodore sedan ran off the road at high speed and hit trees.

The incident occurred northbound on Drakeford Drive, in Bonython.

The only occupant of the Commodore, a 21-year-old learner driver from Calwell, received injuries to his knees and was conveyed to The Canberra Hospital.

ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team (CIRT) is seeking witnesses to the events which led up to the crash and which may have involved a gold-coloured Holden utility.

Any witnesses who can assist the investigation are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800-333-000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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ACT Policing seeking witnesses to learner driver crash
Pork Hunt 10:49 am 31 Jul 12

He should be charged with trying to pervert the course of justice by having a maroon commodore instead of white.

HenryBG 10:34 am 31 Jul 12

Tooks said :

Pork Hunt said :

Instead of asking for witnesses, why don’t they just ask the f’wit behind the wheel?

Because drivers never lie so they should just take his word for it. What good could witnesses be in helping to build a strong brief? Genius.

Yes, it’s entirely possible the learner driver somehow lost his accompaniment through no fault of his own, wasn’t speeding, and didn’t do anything dangerous, careless, nor reckless to cause the accident. In fact, without witnesses, it will presumably be so much hard work trying to charge him for anything that they might find it more convenient to pin it on David Eastman.

djk 10:12 am 31 Jul 12

dreamboat said :

This is not unlike some lunatic driving a red commodore (about two weeks ago), which came off second best to the kerb but nearly rolled, luckily myself and two other cars that he nearly hit slowed down and stopped at the round about which he managed to get around at 180% but couldn’t pull it out of the unsuccessful drift and ended up hitting the kerb at 360% angle and then hit the middle island which was across two lanes. He made himself look like a propper halfwit. I had my two sons in the car who are only 14 and 15 they thought he was an absolute idiot thank god.

“%” doesn’t mean what you think it does. And even if it did, I am struggling to picture what a “360% angle” is. Does it mean he went straight??

Tooks 9:13 am 31 Jul 12

Pork Hunt said :

Instead of asking for witnesses, why don’t they just ask the f’wit behind the wheel?

Because drivers never lie so they should just take his word for it. What good could witnesses be in helping to build a strong brief? Genius.

devils_advocate 8:45 am 31 Jul 12

Pork Hunt said :

Instead of asking for witnesses, why don’t they just ask the f’wit behind the wheel?

Because no-one is required to be a witness in their own prosecution.

dreamboat 8:33 am 31 Jul 12

This is not unlike some lunatic driving a red commodore (about two weeks ago), which came off second best to the kerb but nearly rolled, luckily myself and two other cars that he nearly hit slowed down and stopped at the round about which he managed to get around at 180% but couldn’t pull it out of the unsuccessful drift and ended up hitting the kerb at 360% angle and then hit the middle island which was across two lanes. He made himself look like a propper halfwit. I had my two sons in the car who are only 14 and 15 they thought he was an absolute idiot thank god.

milkman 7:56 am 31 Jul 12

goggles13 said :

sad accident, but why was a learner the only occupant of the maroon commodore?

Probably because they were breaking the law.

Young blokes and cars are, and have always been, a risky proposition.

buzz819 7:38 am 31 Jul 12

Pork Hunt said :

Instead of asking for witnesses, why don’t they just ask the f’wit behind the wheel?

Wow, I wonder if they thought of that?

Maybe, just maybe, they talked to him, right, and he isn’t saying anything that would get his friend in trouble, but a witness stopped at the scene, right, and said they saw this commodore and a gold ute racing down Drakeford drive….

Mav 6:41 am 31 Jul 12

Pork Hunt said :

Instead of asking for witnesses, why don’t they just ask the f’wit behind the wheel?

Well he is hardly going to say he was speeding or racing another car. He obviously knew he was breaking the law being as he was on his L’s and the only occupant of the car and obviously traveling at a considerably high speed.

Pork Hunt 10:18 pm 30 Jul 12

Instead of asking for witnesses, why don’t they just ask the f’wit behind the wheel?

bundah 9:51 pm 30 Jul 12

goggles13 said :

sad accident, but why was a learner the only occupant of the maroon commodore?

That would simply be a case of i’ll do what i farking want as the law doesn’t apply to me coz i’m special…don’t you know!

goggles13 9:19 pm 30 Jul 12

sad accident, but why was a learner the only occupant of the maroon commodore?

kittywitty 8:58 pm 30 Jul 12

I live in Bonython and my parents left a short time before this accident occurred. When my father called me after they got home to Gordon, he told me of seeing a green car speeding in the opposite direction, closely followed by another speeding car (can’t remember what colour he told me it was) and shortly after, looking his rear vision mirror, noticed a cloud of smoke rise in that general direction. At the time he was unsure as to whether there had actually been an accident, but later when he came to my house he told me there had been.

It’s sad to hear that someone was hurt, but to be honest someones reckless behaviour will eventually end in some form of tragedy, I’m just thankful that my parents were safely out of range of this person, and glad to hear that no-one else was harmed.

LSWCHP 8:22 pm 30 Jul 12

I’ll definitely be on the alert for young blokes driving VS Commodes from now on. They’re obviously a bit risky to be around.

c_c 7:17 pm 30 Jul 12

Northbound but the car that was smashed had spun around 180 degrees as it it had been going southbound. Nasty scene, trees demolished and they had to cut the whole top of the car off.

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