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Eight days for the first fatal

By johnboy - 9 January 2011 11

This in from ACT Policing::

The ACT has recorded its first fatal collision for 2011, only eight days into the new year.

ACT Policing’s Collision, Investigation and Reconstruction Team (CIRT) are investigating the fatal collision that occurred last night (Saturday January 8).

Around 8.10pm, police were called to the Mugga Lane in Symonston. Early investigations indicate the vehicle was travelling northbound on Mugga Lane when the driver lost control causing the vehicle to roll several times.

The driver of the vehicle, a 41-year-old male from Kambah, died at the scene. Police believe speed may have been a contributing factor into the cause of the crash.

Mugga lane was closed in both directions for several hours while the investigation of the scene took place.

Police would urge any witnesses who are yet to speak to police to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

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11 Responses to
Eight days for the first fatal
frank2112 9:05 pm 10 Jan 11

I drive that road every day and it isn’t that bad. Although at dusk he might have been avoiding a Roo.

georgesgenitals 8:30 am 10 Jan 11

Swaggie said :

Stanhope must be so distressed this morning…one imagines punters like this guy would have been regular contributors to his speed camera taxation income…

I wouldn’t have thought there would be a link. There are plenty of people (even contributors to this site) who admit to speeding regularly, and simply slow down for speed cameras. This means that speed cameras are probably a good idea in high accident areas, but not much chop anywhere else.

goggles13 10:49 pm 09 Jan 11

so the article says speed may have been a factor, but knowing the road well, and the fact that it was dusk, could the setting sun also contributed?

oh hang on, the Govt cannot raise revenue from the setting sun!!

bd84 7:10 pm 09 Jan 11

Where’s a speed camera when you need one?

cranky 6:48 pm 09 Jan 11

2 questions.

Did he have a blood alchohol level?

Was he wearing his seatbelt? The passenger area appeared remarkably undamaged.

Swaggie 5:03 pm 09 Jan 11

Stanhope must be so distressed this morning…one imagines punters like this guy would have been regular contributors to his speed camera taxation income…

bigred 4:06 pm 09 Jan 11

Now that we have that milestone out of the way, everything can get back to normal.

Chief Ten Beers 2:14 pm 09 Jan 11

Totally agree H1NG0. It’s the Greens wet dream to have zero cars on the road. Either that or some sort of “congestion” tax for the “greater good”.

georgesgenitals 1:22 pm 09 Jan 11

H1NG0 said :

Mr Gillespie said :

Don’t you just wish driving was PERFECTLY SAFE? If we banned cars and driving, then we’d certainly have a Vision Zero, wouldn’t we!

If idiots in keep voting for the Greens, thats probably what we will get.

Agreed. How about some solutions that work?

H1NG0 12:45 pm 09 Jan 11

Mr Gillespie said :

Don’t you just wish driving was PERFECTLY SAFE? If we banned cars and driving, then we’d certainly have a Vision Zero, wouldn’t we!

If idiots in keep voting for the Greens, thats probably what we will get.

Mr Gillespie 12:35 pm 09 Jan 11

There goes Stanhope’s “Vision Zero” for another year”. What a disaster!

So here we go again….. more calls for speed cameras, more calls for tough speed limit enforcement, more calls for tighter speed limits, etc.

Don’t you just wish driving was PERFECTLY SAFE? If we banned cars and driving, then we’d certainly have a Vision Zero, wouldn’t we!

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