2 January 2008

Fatal hit and run in Gungahlin NYE?

| Felix the Cat
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I just caught a quick blurb on the news about this. From the footage it looked like the road that the (unoccupied…) cop shop is on just out the front of the townhouses there. Anyone have any info on this? I tried the online Canberra Times but of course there was nothing there.

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I went to school with Amaranta for 4 years. She was my friend and I loved her. I think that no matter what they were arguing about and how wasted either of them were. This was not supposed to happen. She was a beautiful person with so much going for her. It shouldn’t have happened this way. He would have seen her. He knew she was lying there. It might have been a split second thought that just jumped in his head. and he went thru with it. Now, all her family and friends have to move on and live life with out her. Sadly, its the same for him. I Hope he goes away for this. Maybe not forever. But for a very long time. Her life was taken from so many people. and for what?? Amma isnt even here to tell us her side of the story and thats why he should be put away. He took her from us, Far to early and for all the wrong reasons. Mr Evil. You don’t know her or him for that matter. who are you to judge?? I know its months later. But, Me and all of her friends still think of her. Rest In Peace Amma x x

popgoescanberra9:19 pm 03 Jan 08

While they were obviously both nutcases, I would suggest Canberra’s awful street lighting played a little part .

el ......VNBerlinaV89:06 pm 03 Jan 08

Perhaps ‘blinkered’ by a prohibited substance sepi.

Either way it’s pure speculation.

If he was doing 30 he must have seen her, unless he had his lights off.

You don’t lie down on the road to prove a point, no matter how wasted you are. On tele. the driver will always see you and stop and you have a wonderful loving “make up after the fight” moment. In real life you get dead, especially when you are wasted.

Felix the Cat9:20 am 03 Jan 08

Speeding? The articles I have read he is reported to have said he was only doing about 30km/h.

It is very very sad.

It will be interesting to see what the ACT courts do with this one.

It could have been a really sad accident – except that he was speeding, unlicensed, and failed to stop.

Very sad for both families.

Its not the first time in Canberra it happened I guess 10 years or so ago to a friend of one of my mates. Same thing although they will never know exactly what happened but he was run over while sleeping on the road in Griffith or Red Hill cant remember now and he was drunk and stoned I think.

I’ve done some stupid, stupid things when smashed, some of which have ended in serious injury ahem, but lying in the middle of the road – mate, that takes the cake. Hopefully she was too wasted to have realised how stupid she was in the last few seconds.

darryl_smith338:46 pm 02 Jan 08

Rule 1 = if you can’t handle alcohol (or any other substance) don’t lie on the road
Rule 2= if you can’t handle alcohol (or any other substance)don’t drive a vehicle. Yep, they had it coming!!

Was Amber Jayne Westin involved? Perhaps she was tutoring the young lad: “don’t worry mayte, you kin do innyfink in this town and git let off”.

From all reports sounds like a really classy bunch of people involved and no surprises the Darwin Awards link has been raised.

Perhaps he had consumed a little too much of the ‘prohibited substance’ he was found with..

Maybe he reversed to see what the mighty thump he’d heard was?????

How the hell do you not see someone lying on the road?

Typsy McStaggers11:10 am 02 Jan 08

I’m sure I heard on the news this morning she was run over twice? How does someone run over someone by accident twice?

Top bloke!

Nomination for the Darwin awards.

Based only on the SMH coverage, it’s all pretty sad. The guy was by no
means an angel. He seems to have driven off in a huff at his
girlfriend, she’s gone to sleep on the road, he’s come back not seen
her and run over her. Then panicked and run off.
So one guy is now likely to spend a number of years behind bars and a
family are mourning the loss of their daughter.

Welcome to 2008!

And can lead to nasty gravel rash!

Helpful tip #6239:

Do Not Lie On The Road: It’s Not Safe.

The Canberra Times now has a story on the incident.

The incident happened in Mary Gillespie Avenue which is off Anthony Rolfe Av, away from the shops.

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