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Fatality on Ginninderra Drive

By OzChick - 16 March 2009 35

I just read on a forum that there has been a fatality on Ginninderra Drive.

Does anyone else have any further details about this incident?

UPDATED: The ABC explains as much as can be explained:

    Police say the man, aged in his 40s, has fallen from the truck he was driving and under the rear wheels.

    The truck continued down an embankment before stopping.

Road toll to two, still no involvement of alcohol or speed.

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Fatality on Ginninderra Drive
peterh 11:35 am 17 Mar 09

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

There’s about 8 million and three ways this could have happened. I suggest we wait for info before casting judgement.

I am not saying i know what happened vy, but, as i have several members of my family who drive trucks, saying that most people are just lousy at their jobs, is a bit of a stretch to what has happened here. My condolences for his family.

Thumper 11:16 am 17 Mar 09

Obviously that stretch of road needs a speed camera…

PBO 11:12 am 17 Mar 09

Zilog said :

Very many professional drivers very often drive in a very unprofessional manner. Most people are just plain lousy at their jobs. That’s all.

Do you drive a truck? This type of accident does happen. You might ask how a skip container managed to fall on and crush a man at Evatt shops, but it does happen. I think pure bad luck might be the culprit here.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 11:07 am 17 Mar 09

There’s about 8 million and three ways this could have happened. I suggest we wait for info before casting judgement.

peterh 10:26 am 17 Mar 09

Zilog said :

Very many professional drivers very often drive in a very unprofessional manner. Most people are just plain lousy at their jobs. That’s all.

good to hear that you know everything about everything. this could have been a freak accident, the driver may have been out of the truck with the engine running, perhaps checking his load or the tray and it has engaged a gear and shaken him loose, throwing him down from the cab.

how many times have you stopped your car on the side of the road to check something? do you leave the car running, or do you turn it off?

Skidbladnir 9:11 am 17 Mar 09
Zilog 5:07 am 17 Mar 09

Very many professional drivers very often drive in a very unprofessional manner. Most people are just plain lousy at their jobs. That’s all.

Disposable 11:49 pm 16 Mar 09

He probably hit the gutter and his door wasn’t closed properly or something. I drive a truck and they bounce around enough as it is.

Genie 11:46 pm 16 Mar 09

I drove past the accident at 4pm – shortly after it occurred. Police still blocking off the road, didn’t look too pretty.. Drove past again maybe 15mins ago. Plenty of police still there.

I however don’t recall seeing a truck at the scene only a 4wd drive. I am confused as to how a driver turning left falls out of the right hand side of a car ? Tragic

dragonflygal 11:35 pm 16 Mar 09

Special G said :

Drove past this one just after it happened. Didn’t look flash. Thought he might have been hit as a pedestrian as I couldn’t see the truck.

How does one fall from a truck that you are driving?

Truckies generally don’t wear seat belts… Something similar happened at the Glenlock interchange a few years ago as well I think.

OzChick 7:10 pm 16 Mar 09

This is tragic. There must have been plenty of witnesses in that area.

Special G 7:05 pm 16 Mar 09

Drove past this one just after it happened. Didn’t look flash. Thought he might have been hit as a pedestrian as I couldn’t see the truck.

How does one fall from a truck that you are driving?

Holden Caulfield 6:48 pm 16 Mar 09

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/03/16/2517668.htm?site=canberra

The very brief report says a man fell out of the truck he was driving and then under the rear wheels?!

Disposable 6:34 pm 16 Mar 09

Also it was the corner of Aikman and Ginninderra Drive, where the retirement village is going up.

Disposable 6:33 pm 16 Mar 09

Damn that sucks. I just drove past there and wondered what was going on.

There were workcover people everywhere and they were looking around on the ground. I assumed it was maybe some kind of explosion.

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