Car crashes into IP Australia building

Canfan 15 May 2015 4


ACT Fire and Rescue is on scene at IP Australia in Woden after a vehicle smashed into the building.

The building has sustained some minor structural damage. Four windows have also been destroyed.

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics are also on scene. No injuries to the driver however one bystander has been treated for anxiety.

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(Photo credit: Nick Brightman)

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4 Responses to Car crashes into IP Australia building
HenryBG HenryBG 5:20 pm 15 May 15

tim_c said :

Now you know why there are ~1,300 people killed by motor vehicles every year in Australia (compared to ~200 people killed by guns).

While I am 100% in agreement with your thoughts about the complete lack of proper driver vetting in this country, I have to pick you up on your sampling error.

If 18million drivers cause in 1300 deaths, while 800,000 gun owners cause 200, it is readily apparent that,
It takes 14,000 drivers to cause one death.
It takes 4,000 gun owners to cause one death.

(Note: I’ve included “riders” in the figures above, remove motorcycles and drivers per death will improve by whatever subtracting the tripled risk of 3.5% comes to, something I can’t do right now because it’s past beer o’clock and I have to go.)

rubaiyat rubaiyat 5:15 pm 14 May 15

See, Light Rail just doesn’t allow this kind of flexibility! 😀

marcothepolopony marcothepolopony 3:22 pm 14 May 15

Looks like one too many in the Tradies.
If it’s a Commodore, I know I’m right.

tim_c tim_c 3:07 pm 14 May 15

“a vehicle smashed into the building”
Correction: “a driver smashed her car into the building”
I seriously don’t know why we allow such people to use motorised vehicles in public places – it’s time our governments stopped handing out driver’s licences like raffle tickets at the Spring Fair. It might have been an accident and didn’t kill anyone THIS time (do we really think the driver paused to select the part of the building where no one happened to be working at the time?). If someone was to have an accident with a gun by firing it into an office, the gun would be (appropriately) taken off them immediately and their licence revoked. Yet, someone drives their car into an office and I’ll bet they don’t even incur a fine or any demerit points.
Now you know why there are ~1,300 people killed by motor vehicles every year in Australia (compared to ~200 people killed by guns).

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