Did you see a rider get cleaned up on at Glenloch yesterday?

johnboy 22 February 2012 25

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision that occurred about 9 am yesterday morning (Tuesday, February 20), which left a motorcyclist with serious injuries.

The collision occurred on the Glenloch Interchange on Tuggeranong Parkway about 150m north of the Lady Denman Drive off-ramp.

All southbound lanes on the parkway were closed for a period of two hours and traffic was diverted onto Lady Denman Drive around the collision scene.

The motorcyclist suffered multiple bone fractures and internal injuries and is undergoing surgery.

Anyone who may be able to assist with the investigation is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]


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EvanJames EvanJames 11:12 am 22 Feb 12

Glenloch at 9am on a Tuesday, there woudl have been, literally, hundreds of witnesses?

shadow boxer shadow boxer 12:26 pm 22 Feb 12

If the mental midgets that turned on the pedestrian crossing lights on C’wealth ave this morning instead of forcing the charity “walk” to “walk” under the bridge were at work yesterday this wouldn’t have happened.

They succesfully gridlocked traffic in all directions this morning for the entire peak hour.

Where’s those English guys with their burning tyres when you need them.

Grail Grail 12:31 pm 22 Feb 12

EvanJames said :

Glenloch at 9am on a Tuesday, there woudl have been, literally, hundreds of witnesses?

Doubt it. How many people are actually awake and paying attention to what’s happening on the road during their morning commute? Most of the sheeple are in a trance, simply watching the rear end of the car in front of them or at best focussed on where the next gap in the traffic is that they can jump into.

Combine that with the main reason that motorcycles end up in accidents in the first place: noone sees them, because they’re not looking for motorcycles.

The chances that someone actually saw the incident and can remember what happened are pretty darn slim. As opposed to the people whose first recollection of the incident was seeing a person being flipped over a car. That’s too late to actually observe the incident of course.

I’ve been thinking for quite some time that Glenloch Interchange would be a great place to have HD video recorders permanently watching the traffic: first so that traffic flow can be studied (in the mathematical sense) and second so that there will always be a witness to accidents that occur there due to people not merging, trying to over/under take at the merging lanes (where this accident happened) and especially where merging lane coincide with a change in speed limit.

EvanJames EvanJames 1:01 pm 22 Feb 12

Grail said :

Doubt it. How many people are actually awake and paying attention to what’s happening on the road during their morning commute? Most of the sheeple are in a trance, simply watching the rear end of the car in front of them or at best focussed on where the next gap in the traffic is that they can jump into.

… or road raging the car in front of them, in that looooong line of traffic, like the Canturf ute behind me on Pialligo Ave this morning.

carnardly carnardly 1:26 pm 22 Feb 12

shadow boxer said :

They succesfully gridlocked traffic in all directions this morning for the entire peak hour.

Not ALL directions.

It’s a one day in the year walk for a bloody good cause.

How many other days of the week is the parkway or similar else clogged up by bingles by stupid people?

pink little birdie pink little birdie 1:47 pm 22 Feb 12

Yesterday when I went through glenloch at around 8.45 am yesterday. The southbound traffic was already moving slow through glenloch cos the cotter rd off ramp was backed up. The North bound lanes were moving at about 60km/hr south bound even slower.

Eppo Eppo 2:08 pm 22 Feb 12

carnardly said :

shadow boxer said :

They succesfully gridlocked traffic in all directions this morning for the entire peak hour.

Not ALL directions.

It’s a one day in the year walk for a bloody good cause.

How many other days of the week is the parkway or similar else clogged up by bingles by stupid people?

I don’t think anyone is questionning the validity of the fundraising activity. Just the stupidity of having a “walk” for charity, but then using the lights so the people walking don’t have to walk quite so far. At the expense of peak hour traffic.

Jungle Jim Jungle Jim 2:15 pm 22 Feb 12

Eppo said :

carnardly said :

shadow boxer said :

They succesfully gridlocked traffic in all directions this morning for the entire peak hour.

Not ALL directions.

It’s a one day in the year walk for a bloody good cause.

How many other days of the week is the parkway or similar else clogged up by bingles by stupid people?

I don’t think anyone is questionning the validity of the fundraising activity. Just the stupidity of having a “walk” for charity, but then using the lights so the people walking don’t have to walk quite so far. At the expense of peak hour traffic.

Perhaps the idea of the walk was to raise awareness through being seen and instigating discussions, such as this, by causing minor traffic disruptions.

steveu steveu 2:22 pm 22 Feb 12

Well I DO find it surprising that no one could offer any evidence to assist in locating the driver of the vehicle that took out the motorcyclist.

I am tempted to agree with cameras on the parkway – though given that ACT govt cant even organise themselves to put dynamic speed signs up (like on the M7) that reduce the speed limit in the wet – its not gonna happen anytime soon.

I guess the message to the people in the public service grand prix is slow down and pay attention.

Someone has been seriously hurt because of this. (and no I dont think its the motorcyclists fault given they are so keen to locate the driver of the vehicle)

shadow boxer shadow boxer 3:12 pm 22 Feb 12

Jungle Jim said :

Eppo said :

carnardly said :

shadow boxer said :

They succesfully gridlocked traffic in all directions this morning for the entire peak hour.

Not ALL directions.

It’s a one day in the year walk for a bloody good cause.

How many other days of the week is the parkway or similar else clogged up by bingles by stupid people?

I don’t think anyone is questionning the validity of the fundraising activity. Just the stupidity of having a “walk” for charity, but then using the lights so the people walking don’t have to walk quite so far. At the expense of peak hour traffic.

Perhaps the idea of the walk was to raise awareness through being seen and instigating discussions, such as this, by causing minor traffic disruptions.

Really, you think this was the aim, to screw over traffic so people would be forced to see them.

I prefer the mental midget at TAMS theory myself, I dont think charities think like that.

KaptnKaos KaptnKaos 3:55 pm 22 Feb 12

Grail said :

Combine that with the main reason that motorcycles end up in accidents in the first place: noone sees them, because they’re not looking for motorcycles.

Noone in a tintop looks at anything, oh other than the coffee in their hand, the message on their phone, the colour of their lipstick they are putting on.

Cameras won’t solve anything, they will help identify (maybe) offenders/who is at fault, cameras don’t fix black spot problems.

Hope the AFP do realise that Tuesday was the 21st too.

Usermane Usermane 5:20 pm 22 Feb 12

steveu said :

Well I DO find it surprising that no one could offer any evidence to assist in locating the driver of the vehicle that took out the motorcyclist.

I am tempted to agree with cameras on the parkway – though given that ACT govt cant even organise themselves to put dynamic speed signs up (like on the M7) that reduce the speed limit in the wet – its not gonna happen anytime soon.

I guess the message to the people in the public service grand prix is slow down and pay attention.

Someone has been seriously hurt because of this. (and no I dont think its the motorcyclists fault given they are so keen to locate the driver of the vehicle)

I read the press release and I can’t seem to locate the part that told you that police are looking for another driver, or even that there was another vehicle involved.

Maybe there is a very simple reason why the police aren’t asking about another driver and why nobody could offer any evidence to that effect.

Jethro Jethro 7:13 pm 22 Feb 12

shadow boxer said :

If the mental midgets that turned on the pedestrian crossing lights on C’wealth ave this morning instead of forcing the charity “walk” to “walk” under the bridge were at work yesterday this wouldn’t have happened.

They succesfully gridlocked traffic in all directions this morning for the entire peak hour.

Where’s those English guys with their burning tyres when you need them.

I’m with you on the completely useless nature of those lights Shadow Boxer. There is a perfectly good alternate route for pedestrians under the bridge. At all times of year, including Floriade.

However, it’s drawing a bit of a long bow to claim a set of lights on Commonwealth Bridge caused a car accident at the Glenloch Interchange, don’t you think?

Aeek Aeek 8:27 pm 22 Feb 12

Usermane said :

steveu said :

I read the press release and I can’t seem to locate the part that told you that police are looking for another driver, or even that there was another vehicle involved.

Cycling through there afterwards, I could see other vehicles but whether they were directly involved? – no idea.Motorbike on stand to the left. Body in the middle being treated before it went to 2 lanes. After, on the bridge some cars hard up against the central concrete barrier. What happened when?

shadow boxer shadow boxer 8:34 pm 22 Feb 12

Yeh sorry, that was badly worded. I was just venting after my 1hour commute to work

milkman milkman 8:57 pm 22 Feb 12

shadow boxer said :

Yeh sorry, that was badly worded. I was just venting after my 1hour commute to work

Wow. I drive in from Queanbeyan to the city every day, leaving at about 8.30am, and it usually takes 25 mins. Roadworks in your area?

Jamie Wheeler Jamie Wheeler 10:57 pm 22 Feb 12

I didn’t witness the accident but came through heading Northbound just a while after it happened. I saw a firetruck blocking the road and fireman around the guy lying injured in the middle of the road. No ambulance had arrived yet and he looked in a bad way. The motorcycle was on the ground and looked like a wreck. I felt awful for the rider and it’s sad to hear he was badly injured. Get well soon mate!

Jethro Jethro 11:07 pm 22 Feb 12

milkman said :

shadow boxer said :

Yeh sorry, that was badly worded. I was just venting after my 1hour commute to work

Wow. I drive in from Queanbeyan to the city every day, leaving at about 8.30am, and it usually takes 25 mins. Roadworks in your area?

I think he was referring more to the traffic jam yesterday. I drove in from Belco along William Hovell with my kids for a play at Questacon and was stuck at Glenloch for longer than it would usually take me to commute the whole way.

HenryBG HenryBG 12:00 am 23 Feb 12

KaptnKaos said :

Noone in a tintop looks at anything, oh other than the coffee in their hand, the message on their phone, the colour of their lipstick they are putting on.

Get off your high horse – there’s no group less law-abiding on the roads than motorcyclists.

You would think that seeing as they choose to use a most ridiculously unsafe means of transport, they would use the road sensibly.
But no.
Speeding (like – massive, gross, excessive speeding) is the MO.
And bizarre overtaking maneuvers (at excessive speed).
And using the HQJOC roundabout to jump 3 cars in the queue of eastbound traffic….’ken idiots.

KaptnKaos KaptnKaos 10:27 am 23 Feb 12

HenryBG said :

KaptnKaos said :

Noone in a tintop looks at anything, oh other than the coffee in their hand, the message on their phone, the colour of their lipstick they are putting on.

Get off your high horse – there’s no group less law-abiding on the roads than motorcyclists.

You would think that seeing as they choose to use a most ridiculously unsafe means of transport, they would use the road sensibly.
But no.
Speeding (like – massive, gross, excessive speeding) is the MO.
And bizarre overtaking maneuvers (at excessive speed).
And using the HQJOC roundabout to jump 3 cars in the queue of eastbound traffic….’ken idiots.

So you’re saying, when you’re bumbling along (not breaking ANY road rules of course) in your magna with your straw hat on, it’s way more important to check your phone or to look in the mirror at your lipstick that smeared when you went over that last pothole that magically appeared out of nowhere or to brush that combover down one more time or to take another swig of your can of beam, rather than look out for things like, say, the road conditions or a cyclist or a pedestrian or an animal or another vehicle in your frigging lane. Then yell at said victims, vehicles, motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians who are just trying to get away from you ignorant tunnel vision numpties who were allowed a licence.

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