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First fatal on the roads for over a year

By johnboy - 30 April 2012 41

A 23-year-old man has died in hospital from injuries sustained in a single vehicle collision on Tidbinbilla Road, Tharwa which took place on Saturday (April 28) afternoon.

While riding with a friend, Mr Stewart Orme, from Kaleen, lost control of his motorcycle in the incident. He died around 7.55pm last night (Sunday, April 29).

This is the first death to be recorded on ACT roads in more than 12 months.

The fatal collision is being investigated by ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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First fatal on the roads for over a year
Jack out of the box 12:04 am 01 May 12

Just to bring this whole thread back to what matters:

Stewart was an amazing, giving, loving and generous man. He is a significant loss. The full potential for his life has been unrealised but the relatively short life he lived had a disproportionately massive impact. He is irreplaceable and will be sorely and sadly missed.

grunge_hippy 6:50 pm 30 Apr 12

Mr Gillespie said :

So, the perfect record is finally broken, after all this time. What a shame…..

Did you know South Africa has 10 times the number of road fatalities as Australia? I’d hate for our police to do a day’s work there!

That blew my mind when I was there… the xmas road toll was over 900 or something completely ridiculous. If you have seen how they drive over there, it is little wonder. If someone wants to pass, you pull over to the side of the road in the ditch and they zoom past, they dont wait for a clear spot in oncoming traffic. Not to mention that seat belts are not compulsory.

SnapperJack 3:00 pm 30 Apr 12

krasny said :

Fatal. Adjective: 1. Causing death; 2. Resulting in failure or disaster.

Could someone please tell me why we’re nouning adjectives when a real noun, or a noun phrase, would serve as well?

I’ll tell you the answer after I see one of our athletes medal at the London Olympics or fail to podium.

HenryBG 2:27 pm 30 Apr 12

Mr Gillespie said :

So, the perfect record is finally broken, after all this time. What a shame…..

Did you know South Africa has 10 times the number of road fatalities as Australia? I’d hate for our police to do a day’s work there!

We need more speed cameras.

Mr Gillespie 2:19 pm 30 Apr 12

So, the perfect record is finally broken, after all this time. What a shame…..

Did you know South Africa has 10 times the number of road fatalities as Australia? I’d hate for our police to do a day’s work there!

johnboy 2:18 pm 30 Apr 12

or, perhaps common modern usage.

EvanJames 2:10 pm 30 Apr 12

using Fatal in this context sounds a bit like police-speak.

poetix 1:56 pm 30 Apr 12

So very sad to hear of a 23 year old dying, whatever the cause.

mossrocket 1:51 pm 30 Apr 12

RIP Stewart…

and yeh, why not Fatality?
It’s good enough for Mortal Combat…

stormboy 1:41 pm 30 Apr 12

Condolences to the family and friends of the young man lost.

KB1971 1:40 pm 30 Apr 12

krasny said :

Fatal. Adjective: 1. Causing death; 2. Resulting in failure or disaster.

Could someone please tell me why we’re nouning adjectives when a real noun, or a noun phrase, would serve as well?

Fark, does it really matter?????

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 1:39 pm 30 Apr 12

FWIW, I think it’s very sad that someone died. I’m less interested in the semantics.

Mysteryman 1:19 pm 30 Apr 12

krasny said :

Fatal. Adjective: 1. Causing death; 2. Resulting in failure or disaster.

Could someone please tell me why we’re nouning adjectives when a real noun, or a noun phrase, would serve as well?

Laziness.

johnboy 1:16 pm 30 Apr 12

Just because we can.

krasny 1:14 pm 30 Apr 12

Fatal. Adjective: 1. Causing death; 2. Resulting in failure or disaster.

Could someone please tell me why we’re nouning adjectives when a real noun, or a noun phrase, would serve as well?

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