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Another one cleverly excluded from the road toll

By johnboy - 12 February 2011 11

An elderly man who was involved in a collision over two weeks ago has died.

About 10.15am on Thursday January 27, the 98-year-old man was hit by a car in the Calvary Retirement Village. He was taken to The Canberra Hospital with serious injuries. The man died early this morning.

This death is not counted towards the ACT’s road toll as it occurred on private property.

The current road toll for the ACT remains at two (2).

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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p1 9:29 am 14 Feb 11

caf said :

Well, since nothing we change in road design, road rules, traffic policing, licensing or roadworthy standards is likely to affect accidents on private property – since none of those apply to driving on private property – it seems fair enough.

Interesting point this. If I was to take my [hypothetical] fully sic [white, unregistered] commodore down the local old folks home [on a car trailer, since it isn’t registered], and do burnouts and donuts in their carpark, when the police turn up, I assume they will only book me with disturbing the piece and trespass, but not traffic offences?

caf 9:42 pm 13 Feb 11

Well, since nothing we change in road design, road rules, traffic policing, licensing or roadworthy standards is likely to affect accidents on private property – since none of those apply to driving on private property – it seems fair enough.

troll-sniffer 6:47 pm 13 Feb 11

A speed camera in the driveway was all that was needed to keep this man alive, I hope the ACT bureaucrats responsible for putting the speed cameras in other much safer locations take note and sharpen up.

knuckles 6:47 pm 13 Feb 11

Calvary is only a community hospital and does not have the facilities or expertise to deal with trauma patients, as well as a few other categories. All trauma, paediatric and orthopaedic emergencies have to go to TCH.

Dante 6:24 pm 13 Feb 11

Calvary definitely has an ICU unit, my father was in there a year or two back on a ventilator and induced coma.

JustThinking 4:32 pm 13 Feb 11

IF we ain’t leanrt nuffin…….
would be ACT can use every excuse to keep road stats down….
FYI,,,,farm and private property accidents ae usually by a family member,,.

Bout time ACT included them in road tolls,,,,or prosecuted for manslaughter

Tempestas 2:49 pm 13 Feb 11

rescuedg said :

Why was he taken to TCH when he was hit about 100m from the entrance to Calvary ED?

Apparently Calvary does not have an ICU unit – they are expensive & specialised hence one at Canberra and that’s it.

Gerry-Built 2:41 pm 13 Feb 11

rescuedg said :

Why was he taken to TCH when he was hit about 100m from the entrance to Calvary ED?

Though Calvary is our closer hospital too, our pediatrician always said to take our children to TCH for serious issues, as they had the facilities (and Specialists) there… if the situation warranted it, they would transfer the child there anyhow… perhaps it is the same situation for people of such an advanced age?

rescuedg 10:39 am 13 Feb 11

Why was he taken to TCH when he was hit about 100m from the entrance to Calvary ED?

Tooks 6:26 pm 12 Feb 11

No different to any other year. Fatals on private property (farms etc) aren’t counted either, nor should they be.

trevar 4:15 pm 12 Feb 11

Perhaps we should have a car park toll? We may be more likely to win that one!

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