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Death on Gungahlin Drive

By johnboy 14 August 2012 48

A 27-year-old Yass man has died at Calvary Hospital after falling off his bike on Gungahlin Drive this morning (Tuesday, August 14).

At 6.25am, ACT Policing received reports from ACT Ambulance Service that a cyclist was injured on Gungahlin Drive.

The man was taken to the Calvary Hospital where he died.

ACT Policing’s Collision, Investigation and Reconstruction team are investigating the cause of the man’s death

[Courtesy ACT Policing]


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Duffbowl 2:43 pm 15 Aug 12

Mr Gillespie said :

Duffbowl said :

Mr Gillespie said :

It would have been easily to assume (true or not) that it involved a car.

You know what they same about assumption, it makes an ass of you and someone called mption.

Joking about it will only make an “ass” out of YOU!

Anyway, let’s cut the dramatics shall we, and move on???

Joking or pedalling your beliefs on the back of the death of someone in any circumstances will make anyone a unsociable gray furry troll with long ears.
Mocking the troll, well, I can’t see how that makes anyone an ass.

Condolences to his family and friends.

Mr Gillespie said :

Jim Jones said :

Mr Gillespie said :

Another case for not wasting taxpayer funds on on-road cycle lanes. Roads are for cars, not pushbikes.

You’re a vile piece of s***…….

Yeah? I love you too, Jim Jones.

you should be grateful, I bet he called you a c*** but it didn’t get passed the censors.

Mr Gillespie 1:47 pm 15 Aug 12

Thankyou Gungahlin Al (#44), I’m glad there is still some commonsense left. People with brains can at least understand why it was so easy to come to such a conclusion.

It’s a pity the likes of Mouldy (dramatics in post #41) are too blind to see such sense.

Mr Gillespie 1:41 pm 15 Aug 12

Jim Jones said :

Mr Gillespie said :

Another case for not wasting taxpayer funds on on-road cycle lanes. Roads are for cars, not pushbikes.

You’re a vile piece of s***…….

Yeah? I love you too, Jim Jones.

Gungahlin Al 12:34 pm 15 Aug 12

gooterz said :

Is it actually normal to cycle in -4 degree weather, that would be some wind chill?

Cold is a state of clothing. No problems at all in that temp. Merino lined tights and top from Kathmandu. Fleece jacket. Goretex shell jacket. Neck sock. Ski gloves. Thin beanie. some sleeves over the mesh bits in the shoes when it gets to -6 or colder. And starting to open things up after 15 minutes of riding.

A sad story this one – you never know when your time is up, so live without regrets and make time for those who matter to you.

Easy though to see why people assumed the worst as soon as they heard “GDE/cyclist” – I did.

Jim Jones 11:13 am 15 Aug 12

Mr Gillespie said :

Another case for not wasting taxpayer funds on on-road cycle lanes. Roads are for cars, not pushbikes.

You’re a vile piece of s***.

Condolences to the family.

Mr Gillespie said :

GET OUT OF MY WAY, I’M A MOTORIST

mouldy 10:16 am 15 Aug 12

Mr Gillespie said :

Duffbowl said :

Mr Gillespie said :

It would have been easily to assume (true or not) that it involved a car.

You know what they same about assumption, it makes an ass of you and someone called mption.

Joking about it will only make an “ass” out of YOU!

Anyway, let’s cut the dramatics shall we, and move on???

Moving on would be quite convenient for you as you’ve already been made look the jerk you have proven to be.

Perhaps next time you might wait for the full facts before jumping to conclusions and trying to make it the same old tired cyclist v motorist argument. Absolutely disgusting behaviour from you. Maybe try a little respect for Robbie, his fiance, his family, his mates that performed CPR on him, the nurse that stopped to help and so many more that are grieving for the loss of a good guy.

Wake up to yourself and lose the sense of self-importance.

KB1971 10:16 am 15 Aug 12

Mr Gillespie said :

Duffbowl said :

Mr Gillespie said :

It would have been easily to assume (true or not) that it involved a car.

You know what they same about assumption, it makes an ass of you and someone called mption.

Joking about it will only make an “ass” out of YOU!

Anyway, let’s cut the dramatics shall we, and move on???

No apology to the family before we move on?

Mr Gillespie 10:03 am 15 Aug 12

Duffbowl said :

Mr Gillespie said :

It would have been easily to assume (true or not) that it involved a car.

You know what they same about assumption, it makes an ass of you and someone called mption.

Joking about it will only make an “ass” out of YOU!

Anyway, let’s cut the dramatics shall we, and move on???

Holden Caulfield 9:58 am 15 Aug 12

Mr Gillespie said :

Sorry I spoke about safety I mean how the hell was I supposed to know it wasn’t a car v bike fatality, and you jump down my throat!!

As Abe Lincoln once said: “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”

Although, your previous work on RA has already made that pretty clear.

KB1971 9:52 am 15 Aug 12

Mr Gillespie said :

No Ceejbee, on-road bike lanes are not for safety because there is very little margin for error, you’re just inches away from cars whizzing past you at 80km/h, separated only by a white line on the side of the road.

The facts are as stated in the police media release — the cyclist was on the GDE and there was a fatality. It would have been easily to assume (true or not) that it involved a car. On the other hand, the cause of death is under investigation but when the death is made public by way of police in a media statement and that it’s on a road, how was I to assume it wasn’t involving a motor vehicle, and to accuse ME of striking a low blow!!!!

Common sense is not that common is it?

Think back (I know it might be difficult for you) to other collisions involving cars & bikes in the media releases almost always state that there has been a collision between a bike & a car, in this case they didn’t. For assumptions sake, you shuld have assumed that there was more to it & waited for more information before commenting.

You really need to work on your filter or someone needs to take your internets off you.

Duffbowl 9:08 am 15 Aug 12

Mr Gillespie said :

It would have been easily to assume (true or not) that it involved a car.

You know what they same about assumption, it makes an ass of you and someone called mption.

carnardly 8:37 am 15 Aug 12

and it was confirmed 3 or 4 posts from the top that it was a tragic medical event. That should’ve been enough.

Aeek 11:54 pm 14 Aug 12

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

Very sad. Perhaps out of respect for the dead we could refrain from the normal cyclists vs drivers debate.

Mr Gillespie 11:10 pm 14 Aug 12

No Ceejbee, on-road bike lanes are not for safety because there is very little margin for error, you’re just inches away from cars whizzing past you at 80km/h, separated only by a white line on the side of the road.

The facts are as stated in the police media release — the cyclist was on the GDE and there was a fatality. It would have been easily to assume (true or not) that it involved a car. On the other hand, the cause of death is under investigation but when the death is made public by way of police in a media statement and that it’s on a road, how was I to assume it wasn’t involving a motor vehicle, and to accuse ME of striking a low blow!!!!

ceejbee 11:01 pm 14 Aug 12

Mr Gillespie said :

Sorry I spoke about safety I mean how the hell was I supposed to know it wasn’t a car v bike fatality, and you jump down my throat!!

You weren’t speaking about safety – bike lanes are for safety. You were just having a go. And if it was a car v bike fatality, why would that necessarily reflect badly on the cyclist rather than the driver, particularly when you haven’t bothered to get any facts? Prat.

Aeek 10:57 pm 14 Aug 12

Mr Gillespie said :

Sorry I spoke about safety I mean how the hell was I supposed to know it wasn’t a car v bike fatality, and you jump down my throat!!

Um, by reading. Even if it was, still low.

Condolences to the family, friends, and those that were there.

Mr Gillespie 10:41 pm 14 Aug 12

Sorry I spoke about safety I mean how the hell was I supposed to know it wasn’t a car v bike fatality, and you jump down my throat!!

zig 8:44 pm 14 Aug 12

RIP. 27 is far too young.

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