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Fatal in Franklin

By johnboy - 17 March 2011 33

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A 32-year-old man has died as a result of a motor vehicle collision early this morning (Thursday, 17 March).

About 2.00am, ACT Policing were called to Henry Kendall Street, Franklin, in response to a report of a maroon Holden sedan crashed into a power pole. The male driver was transported to The Canberra Hospital with serious injuries and subsequently died.

ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team (CIRT) are currently investigating the cause of the collision.

This is the fourth fatality on Canberra roads for 2011.

Anyone who may have witnessed this collision or seen the vehicle around that time 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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Fatal in Franklin
ThisIsAName 4:50 pm 17 Mar 11

The accident happened here:
http://www.nearmap.com/?ll=-35.190838,149.150153&z=22&t=k&nmd=20101124

The light pole has since been removed, and there are lots of small glass chunks sprayed over Pape St. There are green spray marks on the kerb where the tyres hit, and a few small marks on the grass (probably from other vehicles though).

The guy was heading south (going downhill), and looks to have hit the kerb at an angle, ending up spinning 180. Doesn’t make a lot of sense, but it could be the result of totally botched handbrake turn…

georgesgenitals 4:07 pm 17 Mar 11

pptvb said :

KB1971 said :

screaming banshee said :

Look, a maroon coloured white commodore!

Fail, its a Satesman.

So, a a tarted-up, expensive Commodore!

We Holden konnissers prefer the term ‘long wheelbase’…

ThisIsAName 4:03 pm 17 Mar 11

georgesgenitals said :

He must have been absolutely flying to do that much damage. Check out how twisted the body is by comparing the positions of the wheels.

There’s several instances of speeding drivers/motorbike riders in Franklin. By speeding, I’m talking about the sort of speeds that result in the accident shown here. eg. The other day some moron bogan sped through a roundabout without even looking to the right. If I’d been 2 seconds faster, I’d have been T-boned.

There are also some insane motorcyle riders who cut through the suburb every few weeks. The engines can be heard streets away, given there are some serious revs going on. I saw a group of 3 a few weeks ago and they were certainly not doing 50ks on the residential streets. If any of those riders come off, it’ll be really messy.

p1 4:02 pm 17 Mar 11

KB1971 said :

screaming banshee said :

Look, a maroon coloured white commodore!

Fail, its a Satesman.

I thought a statesman was just a slightly longer crumpledoor?

pptvb 3:44 pm 17 Mar 11

KB1971 said :

screaming banshee said :

Look, a maroon coloured white commodore!

Fail, its a Satesman.

So, a a tarted-up, expensive Commodore!

shirty_bear 3:35 pm 17 Mar 11

KB1971 said :

screaming banshee said :

Look, a maroon coloured white commodore!

Fail, its a Satesman.

I still larfed 😀

schmeah 3:33 pm 17 Mar 11

KB1971 said :

screaming banshee said :

Look, a maroon coloured white commodore!

Fail, its a Satesman.

Ah, a Stateman – the choice of vehicle for the new bogues. I haven’t seen a Statesman driven responsibly since 1998, my guess this guy was going at speed for no reason other than ego.

KB1971 2:28 pm 17 Mar 11

screaming banshee said :

Look, a maroon coloured white commodore!

Fail, its a Satesman.

phil m 2:25 pm 17 Mar 11

Hoooopefully next of kin have all been informed.
That’s a pretty recognisable vehicle for the photos to be on the net already.

boobook 2:03 pm 17 Mar 11

some other force at play?

Hmm… 2 am, 2 young children, I’m thinking perhaps driver fatigue.

georgesgenitals 1:51 pm 17 Mar 11

He must have been absolutely flying to do that much damage. Check out how twisted the body is by comparing the positions of the wheels.

screaming banshee 1:50 pm 17 Mar 11

Look, a maroon coloured white commodore!

Holden Caulfield 1:38 pm 17 Mar 11

JessP said :

And baby seat in the back that was – thankfully – empty.

Idiot.

So we have a poor child without a Dad. Idiot.

Two kids, by the looks.

It’s hard to tell from the pics posted here, but it appears as though the car must have careered across the grass from some distance. The absence of marking on the road surface tend to support this theory, along with some (just) visible marks in the grass on the first pic.

Would like to know more about this one. Of course, speed is a contributing factor in the impact, but was it a contributing factor in the driver losing control of the vehicle, or was there some other force at play?

JessP 1:26 pm 17 Mar 11

And baby seat in the back that was – thankfully – empty. Idiot.

So we have a poor child without a Dad. Idiot.

KB1971 1:12 pm 17 Mar 11

Not surprised it killed him, power pole at speed on the noggin will do that.

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