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Easter Road Death

By paperboy - 13 April 2009 76

[First filed: April 11, 2009 @ 08:43]

Canberra has had it’s first Easter road fatality in at least two years.

The ABC has scant details.

Anyone know where or when?

UPDATED: The AFP have put out a statement:

    ACT Policing is investigating a single vehicle collision in Uriarra today (Friday, April 10) which has resulted in the death of a man believed to be in his 20s.

    Sometime overnight a sedan travelling southbound on Uriarra Road has left the road, gone through a fence and rolled.

    Police were notified of the collision by a passer-by who noticed the incident sometime after the event.

    The driver, travelling alone in the vehicle, died at the scene.

    ACT Policing’s crash investigation team is currently investigating the incident and would ask that anyone who witnessed the collision call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

FURTHER UPDATE: The ABC are reporting that the deceased is one 25 year old Nathan Thomas of Phillip.

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xyro 10:07 pm 17 Apr 09

peterh said :

my father in law and my father and I were discussing this topic last night. What we would like to see, seeing that when out and about we stop to check a car wreck every time, is the authorities marking cars with a big red X on a side panel facing the road. This would lower the numbers of cars being checked by motorists that were actually abandoned, and stop wasting genuine people’s time, who are trying to offer aid to a potential accident.

Ian said :

I’m with xyro and some others on this. If it looked very freshly crashed and/or obviously someone was in it, sure I’d stop to see what could be done, but if it just looked like a dumped/wrecked/burnt out car in a paddock, why bother, they are a dime a dozen.

Disgusted123 and a few others really need to calm down and get a grip.

as for xyro, that was their choice. I have 3 kids in the car, most of the time on weekends. I would hate for them to think that I hadn’t done something for a driver on the side of the road in an accident. They will learn by my actions.[/quo

thankyou!

xyro 10:04 pm 17 Apr 09

Disgusted123 said :

I also have to point out, it’s more Xyro’s attitude that makes me angry, rather than what he did or didn’t do. It sickens me to hear you say that he deserved to die. It makes me feel physically sick. Those poor children that were in your car are going to grow up and mimic your morals and values. It’s a vicious cycle.

have a spew disgusted…..give a rats….my eldest kids laughed at your post….get a grip… speed kills – drive fast = death….shit happens….. my 11 yo can tell you that. ROTFLMAO. I respect if you have a different opinion, but how can you judge me if you dont know me??? I may be the scum of the earth…. but…maybe im right!

xyro 9:54 pm 17 Apr 09

Disgusted123 said :

xyro said :

Disgusted123 said :

xyro said :

i drove past the wreck with my family about 7.30 am….just assumed it was a stolen car…it was a mess and we did comment to our travelling companions via uhf that it looked bad. We probably should have stopped and checked….but then our weekend would have been ruin too… condolences to the family.. There was alson many cyclists riding back and forwards past by that stage… so i am suprised it took so long to be investigated.

Zyro – you are the scum of the earth – absolute trash.

YOU COULD HAVE SAVED HIS LIFE.

I hope this haunts you for the rest of your days.

(but you wouldn’t want it to ruin your holiday, hey??)

LOL I didn’t mention that you could see there was noone in the car(or they would be hanging upside down.) But i pass 10 wrecks in the bush a week. People walk away. This one didn’t shit happens…seems a lot of you people dont get out much..Drive the tracks yourelves – I can guarentee I stop and help more people in distress than most of you. Just not this fella…nice to shoot a guy for being honest.

Xyro – how can you be so heartless? I don’t understand how you can write “LOL” on a post like this. Maybe if it was one of your six children that was killed you would have a different opinion? Are you still laughing now? I had begun to understand the situation you were in, with not knowing if it was an abandoned car, etc, although after your further comments, I can see you are just a heartless loser.

It just makes me SOOO ANGRY that our society is increasingly self centered. What happened to the aussie spirit of helping others in need?

i realise that standing on the soap box and speaking my opinion will bring me to be critisized by everyone from normal thinking majority through to the bleeding hearts. If you think anything you say will affect the way i live one second of the rest of my life, you are kidding yourself. i am a strong minded opinunated aussie bloke that cares nil to what anyone thinks. Sure – sometimes it makes me an outcast (when amongst the bleeding hearts). But at the end of the day i have the balls to stand up and say what i beleive. i have 3 sons and 3 daughters – all planned and all to the same beautiful woman whom i am married to (for 11 years) and if any of them crashed a car and died at high speed, drunk, etc. I would be devastated….. but at the same time…. not sorry for them, it is 2009, everyone knows what can kill you. If you do not heed the warnings of generations of friends/family who didn’t take care in all of lifes little tests….tough titties love, shit happens – Your dead… dont expext the rest of the world to feel sorry for your stupid ass! My children are bought up to know right from wrong. Speed kills, dont do drugs, dont drink drive, etc etc. If they do otherwise….they are wankers like this bloke was. My 11 yo drives already. My 9yo is learning, my 7yo steers the truck. They will be models for all your kids who learn to drive at 16 and drive by themselves at 17. My kids know if we see a P plater doin 140 past us, there is a pretty good chance we will pass a corpse in a car down the road, they dont care, if we saw a family or a car full of kids pass us at that speed, and then crash, they know their dad would stop. for the friends or family, not the driver. I might be the scum of the earth to some but at the end of the day, I am confident my kids will survive in this world…ARE YOU???? as for LOL.. i do think some wanker that kills himself at high speed is funny, if it was my kid… sure – i wouldn’t be laughin…. but i am laughin now!!

xyro 9:24 pm 17 Apr 09

Aeek said :

I’ve driven and ridden through there many a time and wouldn’t have a clue what’s in the paddocks. Its a demanding road.

gotta agree there!

peterh 4:07 pm 17 Apr 09

here is a scenario. someone has an accident on the open road, and is trapped in the car.

Previously, they were hooning past many drivers, driving erratically and swerving between the lanes. one of the people that they almost cleaned up finds the crash. do they assist, or say, serves you right?

Idiot drivers often have to pay for their actions. At least I will attempt to help them when they were at their lowest. If they do it again, more fool them.

But at least i have done what i have been brought up to believe in – you help others. you don’t think about their actions, you don’t judge them for their behaviour, you just try and help them out.

even a phone call to 131444 is of help.

Disgusted123 2:06 pm 17 Apr 09

I also have to point out, it’s more Xyro’s attitude that makes me angry, rather than what he did or didn’t do. It sickens me to hear you say that he deserved to die. It makes me feel physically sick. Those poor children that were in your car are going to grow up and mimic your morals and values. It’s a vicious cycle.

Disgusted123 1:16 pm 17 Apr 09

xyro said :

Disgusted123 said :

xyro said :

i drove past the wreck with my family about 7.30 am….just assumed it was a stolen car…it was a mess and we did comment to our travelling companions via uhf that it looked bad. We probably should have stopped and checked….but then our weekend would have been ruin too… condolences to the family.. There was alson many cyclists riding back and forwards past by that stage… so i am suprised it took so long to be investigated.

Zyro – you are the scum of the earth – absolute trash.

YOU COULD HAVE SAVED HIS LIFE.

I hope this haunts you for the rest of your days.

(but you wouldn’t want it to ruin your holiday, hey??)

LOL I didn’t mention that you could see there was noone in the car(or they would be hanging upside down.) But i pass 10 wrecks in the bush a week. People walk away. This one didn’t shit happens…seems a lot of you people dont get out much..Drive the tracks yourelves – I can guarentee I stop and help more people in distress than most of you. Just not this fella…nice to shoot a guy for being honest.

Xyro – how can you be so heartless? I don’t understand how you can write “LOL” on a post like this. Maybe if it was one of your six children that was killed you would have a different opinion? Are you still laughing now? I had begun to understand the situation you were in, with not knowing if it was an abandoned car, etc, although after your further comments, I can see you are just a heartless loser.

It just makes me SOOO ANGRY that our society is increasingly self centered. What happened to the aussie spirit of helping others in need?

Holden Caulfield 10:16 am 17 Apr 09

Tooks said :

Even if you don’t stop and check, give 131444 a quick call to see if they are aware of it.

I can kind of see where xyro was coming from, but the above post, in a nutshell, is a pretty easy cover all that doesn’t put any innocent passer by to too much bother.

Tooks 9:46 am 17 Apr 09

Even if you don’t stop and check, give 131444 a quick call to see if they are aware of it.

peterh 9:36 am 17 Apr 09

my father in law and my father and I were discussing this topic last night. What we would like to see, seeing that when out and about we stop to check a car wreck every time, is the authorities marking cars with a big red X on a side panel facing the road. This would lower the numbers of cars being checked by motorists that were actually abandoned, and stop wasting genuine people’s time, who are trying to offer aid to a potential accident.

as for xyro, that was their choice. I have 3 kids in the car, most of the time on weekends. I would hate for them to think that I hadn’t done something for a driver on the side of the road in an accident. They will learn by my actions.

p1 9:17 am 17 Apr 09

…acting super daryl…

After having seen the clip on the news of “Acting Superintendent Daryl Something” I now know what this means. Previously I had pictured someone with a cape and underwear on the outside.

Ian 10:50 pm 16 Apr 09

I’m with xyro and some others on this. If it looked very freshly crashed and/or obviously someone was in it, sure I’d stop to see what could be done, but if it just looked like a dumped/wrecked/burnt out car in a paddock, why bother, they are a dime a dozen.

Disgusted123 and a few others really need to calm down and get a grip.

Aeek 9:38 pm 16 Apr 09

I’ve driven and ridden through there many a time and wouldn’t have a clue what’s in the paddocks. Its a demanding road.

xyro 9:07 pm 16 Apr 09

Disgusted123 said :

xyro said :

i drove past the wreck with my family about 7.30 am….just assumed it was a stolen car…it was a mess and we did comment to our travelling companions via uhf that it looked bad. We probably should have stopped and checked….but then our weekend would have been ruin too… condolences to the family.. There was alson many cyclists riding back and forwards past by that stage… so i am suprised it took so long to be investigated.

Zyro – you are the scum of the earth – absolute trash.

YOU COULD HAVE SAVED HIS LIFE.

I hope this haunts you for the rest of your days.

(but you wouldn’t want it to ruin your holiday, hey??)

And btw its XYRO not ZYRO

xyro 9:02 pm 16 Apr 09

Deckard said :

Have to agree with Growling Ferret here. How would xyro or any of these cyclists know how long the car had been there?

I can’t say that I would or wouldn’t have stopped as I wasn’t there, but if the car was overturned on or nearby the road I’m sure xyro would have stopped to check.

I discussed the happenings of the weekend and RA over dinner this evening.. I am pleased to see that since I went out there are a few who not agree but sympathise with me. Put yourself in my position, go for a drive through that area. I made a spur of the moment decision, I was genuinely shocked that someone had died there. As were my companions. We had spent the weekend thinking it was a burnt out car on its roof (like I see there every week) . I am comforted a little that the guy apparently died instantly. i am 35 I have seen my dickhead mates die in similar circumstances coming from out bush. But if you play with fire you are going to get burned. If you play with gas and fire, you are going to die, everyone knows if you drive at excessive speeds you can/will eventually end up an organ doner. Shit happens. I may be different in thinking to most on this forum, but I refuse to feel sympathy for these people, I feel for their friends and workmates and all that, I just think….better to be dead on the side of the road alone than into the front of my car with my family, or your car and your family. I have nothing more to say on the matter. Those who want to bag me continue, those who empathise thankyou.

youami 9:00 pm 16 Apr 09

Pommy bastard said :

zig said :

He must have been going quick…..Who says speed doesn’t kill?

It doesn’t. It’s the abrupt stop that usually proves fatal.

So true, speed doesn’t kill, the faster you go the more abrupt the stop and of course your body doesn’t usually like that.

But seriously it is driving against the conditions of the road that results in accidents not speed per se. There is a difference. And of course add in risk factors such as limited skills of the driver and the quality and safety of the car, increase accident likelihood.

Oh and bagging out xyro et al, not I (although I don’t condone his actions) … I honestly don’t know what I would have done if I was driving (or cycling) at 7.30am. In hindsight we all say stop and look and how dare people don’t. But apart from those who actually said what they did, what would everyone do, really? No really? I am not callous nor am I full of love for all mankind but hypothetically had I seen the wreck I would assess the situation in my mind from afar and would then make a judgement about what to do. And the story to this: some people speed, some people don’t, some people steal cars, some people buy cars, some people don’t stop for accidents, some people do stop. Shit happens, lets get over it.

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