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Canberra Avenue collision, rider down.

By johnboy - 29 August 2011 56

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision between a motorcycle and a car on Wednesday evening (August 24) on Canberra Avenue, Fyshwick.

About 5.30pm, the motorcyclist, a 43-year-old Flynn man, was travelling along Canberra Avenue (towards Kingston), near the Monaro Highway overpass, when a car changed into his lane and collided with him. The motorcyclist was knocked onto the median strip, losing control and flipping over the bike, injuring his shoulder.

The other vehicle has driven off without stopping.

Police are appealing for any witnesses who were driving along Canberra Avenue about 5.30pm on Wednesday and may have witnessed the collision between a black Suzuki Bandit motorcycle with ACT registration and the unknown car, possibly a sedan or station wagon.

Witnesses are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information may be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Canberra Avenue collision, rider down.
Postalgeek 9:16 am 30 Aug 11

Think people might be deluding themselves about the effectiveness of noisy pipes. Can’t recall a time when I’ve ever noted a noisy pipe within a car cabin, and I don’t play music when I drive. Mind you, some people even have trouble registering emergency services in their vehicles.

Drivers are insulated from their surroundings and you have to treat them as such.

Personally I’d rely on defensive riding any day over ‘noisy pipes’.

KB1971 9:04 am 30 Aug 11

Eppo said :

EvanJames said :

People who love to have “noisy pipes” on their bikes are selfish wankers and I’m eternally disappointed at how our police, the law enforcers, ignore it.

I’ll use my noisy pipes until you learn to drive.

The number of instances where a car has not done a headcheck and moved over to either nearly hit me, or cut me off has reduced significantly since riding a louder bike.

Rider safety >>>>> Your 5 second ‘discomfort’ as we ride by. Who’s the selfish wanker?

Were you on the green Kawasaki on the Parkway this morning that came up that quickly behind me that you would have been missed if I had not been more aware of my surroundings?

Eppo 8:23 am 30 Aug 11

EvanJames said :

People who love to have “noisy pipes” on their bikes are selfish wankers and I’m eternally disappointed at how our police, the law enforcers, ignore it.

I’ll use my noisy pipes until you learn to drive.

The number of instances where a car has not done a headcheck and moved over to either nearly hit me, or cut me off has reduced significantly since riding a louder bike.

Rider safety >>>>> Your 5 second ‘discomfort’ as we ride by. Who’s the selfish wanker?

Onceler 8:22 am 30 Aug 11

EvanJames said :

People who love to have “noisy pipes” on their bikes are selfish wankers and I’m eternally disappointed at how our police, the law enforcers, ignore it.

Well, I tend to agree. There are some fools out there with ridiculously loud “look-at-me” pipes, and they sure don’t fit them for safety reasons. Audible, but not antisocially loud would be the best way to go. My daily ride, on the other hand, is a bit too quiet. It is bright yellow though…

KB1971 8:10 am 30 Aug 11

EvanJames said :

People who love to have “noisy pipes” on their bikes are selfish wankers and I’m eternally disappointed at how our police, the law enforcers, ignore it.

I agree, I have never had loud pipes on any of my road bikes. It just screams look at me & I didnt want that attention from the police, my bike had 133hp in 230kg anyway, its plenty fast enough.

You are wong on the second point to a degree, I used to work up at Dickson & we used to knock all the loud bikes back same when I was on the road as an or road inspector. It takes 10 minutes on most bikes to change the pipes so as soon as it cleared, within 1/2 an hour of leaving the test station they can be loud again.

EvanJames 11:01 pm 29 Aug 11

People who love to have “noisy pipes” on their bikes are selfish wankers and I’m eternally disappointed at how our police, the law enforcers, ignore it.

screaming banshee 10:44 pm 29 Aug 11

I’m not pointing the finger at the rider here, not witnessing it myself I couldn’t judge, but I ride and there are some dumbass riders on the road.

Rule #1 is be seen, so I was astounded one day when tootling (in the cage) along the Parkway I spotted a bike doing about 120-130 coming up behind me in the other lane. Just as I expected him to pass, suddenly there was nothing, he was gone. I know not why but the rider had decided suddenly it was time to do the speed limit and had parked himself smack-bang in my blind-spot.

For my first bike I couldn’t justify the cost of pipes. I’m bike-less at the moment but next time around they’ll be on the must haves list. Be seen / be heard!

54-11 5:44 pm 29 Aug 11

I always try to ride alongside cars when I’m in the lane beside them, so that there is no way they cannot see me. Noisy pipes also help.

But there is no avoiding some of the idiots on the road.

The worst?

4WDs, every time. Driven by a woman on the school run? Sheer hell. Asian woman? May as well just crash youself, save them the trouble of doing it for you.

Gungahlin Al 5:06 pm 29 Aug 11

From a person on site shortly afterwards: “So pissed even under arrest he couldn’t stop giggling about it.”

Deref 4:49 pm 29 Aug 11

Hope they catch the bastard, lock him up and throw away the key. The stocks are too good for that kind.

winter 4:26 pm 29 Aug 11

This makes me sick. I can understand that accidents like this happen, but for someone to knowingly drive off, leaving behind a someone with potentially life threatening injuries really shocks me.

Holden Caulfield 4:25 pm 29 Aug 11

With the roadworks going on there at the moment there is usually heaps of traffic at that time as well; surely someone must have witnessed this?

Jivrashia 4:17 pm 29 Aug 11

What are the chances that the driver didn’t want anyone to smell his foul breath?

EvanJames 4:00 pm 29 Aug 11

That is pretty poor. And you’d think that, anyone witnessing a car wipe out a motorbike and then drive off, would have contacted police pronto.

Bluey 3:39 pm 29 Aug 11

Absolutely disgusting behaviour from the driver. Hope theyre caught and dragged through the street.

Open your eyes people and actually have a look before moving your 1.5 tonnes of steel around.

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