Fatal hit and run in Gungahlin NYE?

Felix the Cat 2 January 2008 26

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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26 Responses to Fatal hit and run in Gungahlin NYE?
BenMac BenMac 10:03 am 02 Jan 08

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.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 10:03 am 02 Jan 08

Helpful tip #6239:

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

Thumper Thumper 10:04 am 02 Jan 08

And can be detrimental to your health…

Mr Evil Mr Evil 10:05 am 02 Jan 08

And can lead to nasty gravel rash!

fozzy fozzy 10:32 am 02 Jan 08

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!

GnT GnT 10:39 am 02 Jan 08

Nomination for the Darwin awards.

Thumper Thumper 10:46 am 02 Jan 08

Tragedy all around….

Thumper Thumper 10:51 am 02 Jan 08

Update from the SMH

Canberra police said Wayne Antoniazzo would appear in ACT Magistrates Court this morning to face the manslaughter charge and three other charges relating to the incident – driving while disqualified, possession of a prohibited substance and failing to stop after an accident.


Mr Evil Mr Evil 11:02 am 02 Jan 08

Top bloke!

Typsy McStaggers Typsy McStaggers 11:10 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?

Mr Evil Mr Evil 11:12 am 02 Jan 08

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?

Lilli Lilli 12:27 pm 02 Jan 08

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

JD114 JD114 1:56 pm 02 Jan 08

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.

darryl_smith33 darryl_smith33 8:46 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!!

Sands Sands 10:13 pm 02 Jan 08

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.

shauno shauno 12:46 am 03 Jan 08

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.

sepi sepi 9:08 am 03 Jan 08

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.

Felix the Cat Felix the Cat 9:20 am 03 Jan 08

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

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