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Collision confirms stereotype

By johnboy - 18 March 2011 9

A 25-year-old Irish national who had been out celebrating St. Patricks Day ended his celebrations in a three car collision yesterday evening (Thursday, March 18).

The man was driving along Tillyard Drive in Flynn about 6.30pm when he has driven into the rear of another car, forcing the car into oncoming traffic and colliding head on with a third vehicle.

All three vehicles suffered extensive damage however the drivers were uninjured.

The 25-year-old returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.231. He is subject to a 0.05 limit. The man was issued with an immediate suspension notice and will be summonsed to attend the ACT Magistrate’s Court at a later date charged with drink driving.

Superintendent Mark Colbran of Traffic Operations said that after the past week’s two fatalities he could not believe people were still putting their lives and that of others in danger.

“After a tragic week on Canberra’s roads, we are fortunate that we did not see another tragedy as a result of this grossly irresponsible behaviour. The message that we have been giving the community for years is still valid. If you do not speed, and if you do not drink & drive, then the chances of you being involved in a serious or fatal collision are greatly reduced.”

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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9 Responses to
Collision confirms stereotype
Aeek 10:38 pm 18 Mar 11

uninjured? Fantastic! An ultra smart work colleague was permanently brain damaged from being rear ended at the lights.

Keijidosha 3:13 pm 18 Mar 11

SheepGroper said :

Could the rear-ended driver have at least saved the front of his car by standing on his brakes? Or would that be useless if the drunk was coming in fast enough?

The drunk driver was travelling faster than the posted speed limit and slammed into that back of a stationary car. There is no chance the victim had any chance of preventing her car from ending up in the path of oncoming traffic. (I know this because the person in the stationary car is an immediate family member.)

p1 3:12 pm 18 Mar 11

Skidbladnir said :

Apart from making articles like this, why mention he was Irish at all?

</defending a fellow Irish national>

Well, there is the whole St Pat’s day thing….

carnardly 2:57 pm 18 Mar 11

Only if he saw the car coming at him via a mirror, heard it coming, or had any clue it was about to happen. If he had a radio on and was looking forward then.. no probably not.

johnboy 2:04 pm 18 Mar 11

Skidbladnir said :

Apart from making articles like this, why mention he was Irish at all?

</defending a fellow Irish national>

Because everyone likes a laugh?

Skidbladnir 1:38 pm 18 Mar 11

Apart from making articles like this, why mention he was Irish at all?

</defending a fellow Irish national>

SheepGroper 1:12 pm 18 Mar 11

Could the rear-ended driver have at least saved the front of his car by standing on his brakes? Or would that be useless if the drunk was coming in fast enough?

John Moulis 11:47 am 18 Mar 11

If you had the luck of the Irish
You’d be sorry and wish you were dead
If you had the luck of the Irish
Then you’d wish you were English instead

– John Lennon and Yoko Ono, 1972.

The Frots 11:37 am 18 Mar 11

I suppose the term ‘the luck of the Irish’ isn’t applicable in this case……………………………

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