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Hit and run accident, Rivett

By Grail 31 August 2011 31

A male cyclist was hit by a car at 5:35pm on Tuesday, 9th August, at the corner of Hindmarsh Drive and Bangalay Crescent, Rivett. The car was a white early 2000s Mitsubishi Lancer. The right hand front head light was already smashed and covered in white fibro tape. The car driver was male, approx 6 feet tall, with tight brown curly hair.

The car stopped whilst the bike and cyclist were moved from in front of the car, but then sped off. There were up to 15 cars waiting to turn at the intersection.

As none of these cars stopped to assist, Pedal Power are seeking people who may have seen or heard of this accident to contact their office on 6248 7995 to get the required details for reporting this incident to the police.

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Calamity 10:27 am 01 Sep 11

DUB said :

Calamity said :

So funny for the rest of us, though HAHA

LOL, it’ll be funny when you will be needing help, yet people will be going past you, ignoring.:)

You’re only making it funnier, seriously.

yellowsnow 9:54 am 01 Sep 11

Solution seems obvious: just lodge a report with Police (can’t believe this hasn’t been done already, the more you wait, the less seriously the police will take the report), then look for witnesses via RiotAct or whatever, and complain about police not doing anything (presumably someone in police or govt reads RA, so eventually they’ll feel compelled to act).

Failing that, get a bunch of your meanest looking friends/pedal power cyclists together, cruise the streets of Weston Creek and surrounding suburbs looking for white cars with sticky taped head lights (there can’t be more than ten of them around), then if you’re 60%+ certain it’s the car that knocked you down, proceed to knock out all other lights with bike locks,maybe let air out of tyres too, then call the police as a concerned member of public with information about a car driving in a dangerous and intimidating manner without working lights and with people on board seen to be brandishing firearms, providing address and license plate of vehicle. This approach is guaranteed to achieve results.

PatMan 9:38 am 01 Sep 11

I’m outraged that the driver wasn’t a 4WD mum, on a school run, and Asian. No fodder for the trollers.

Punter 8:29 am 01 Sep 11

This post suggests the matter is being investigated by Pedal Power and hasn’t yet been reported to Police.

Grail said :

It’s really simple: having a case number means the relevant witness accounts can be filed together, rather than getting lost in the melange.

You seem to have some knowledge of this Grail, there is a big potential problem with the credibility of witnesses whose evidence is gained by an organisation who almost certainly would hold a bias to one ‘side of the story’ under these circumstances. Police are in a position of impatiallity when investigating these matters. The first comment hits the nail on the head.

I would suggest a more appropriate course of action is to report the matter to Police (all collisions which occur in the ACT are required to be reported to Police), which generates a case number as mentioned. Pedal Power should only encourage witnesses to contact Police directly themselves without any other ‘interference’ with these witnesses.

Aeek 9:07 pm 31 Aug 11

Stevian said :

But seriously, DUB, if you really want to be a vigilante, join the Guardian Angels

http://www.guardianangels.org/index.php

Apparently they are forming a chapter in Canberra.

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Rat Patrol also have a Canberra chapter, and they are definitely not about lycra.
So DUB would be cool with sharing Northbourne with a Couch bike and a bonfire bike?

Jethro 9:04 pm 31 Aug 11

DUB said :

Jim Jones said :

“I saw someone get the sh1t beaten out of them in civic. No-one helped them. Therefore it was their own fault and they deserved it.”

We both know that majority of people in Canberra are pussies, they can’t even resolve problems with others by speaking to a person they have a problem with first, let alone-help others in time of distress.
Bashing in Civic?
Night time, I guess, and what did you do-you saw it and did nothing?
I’ll tell you something, when I lived OS, my wife and I witnessed a guy, obviously on drugs, trying to indecently assault a girl, in her early 20’s, daylight, 100’s of people walking by, not single one of them caring.
What did i do? My blood boiled in an instant, I had a handgun on me that fires rubber bullets-I fired in his neck, after he refused my demand to let her go.he squealed like a pig.
People around started to scream, I picked up a shell and walked away, calmly.True story.
Firearm was legal, btw. No problems at all.
Even if I had no gun on me at that time I would have stepped in.

Once I was in line at Maccas, and this old woman, she completely pushed in front of me. Well I swiped that walking cane right out from under her, and then I beat the living Bejesus out of her with it. Nothing left but a pulp. Even if she had no walking cane I would have found some way to punish her for her line cutting ways.

I’m tough too.

The Antichrist 8:52 pm 31 Aug 11

FD10 said :

….It’s funny how PedalPower seem to think all 15 cars waiting at the intersection were watching closely (perhaps enviously) as a cyclist, rather akin to a majestic bird, seems to float on by, all the drivers clearly giving their full attention to the marvellous cycle in their presence.

At 5:35pm with the current light around that time, I’m betting the 15th car in the queue couldn’t see diddily-squat….

I reckon you could bet your house that the drivers from even the 3rd car back would not have a clue that a treadlie rider had been involved in the prang, and may not have even seen the bike off the side of the road by the time they got through…….but the clear implication is that 15 evil car-drivers failed in their duty to stop and render assistance to the pushbike rider.

Tooks 8:22 pm 31 Aug 11

DUB said :

Calamity said :

So funny for the rest of us, though HAHA

LOL, it’ll be funny when you will be needing help, yet people will be going past you, ignoring.:)

I for one thank you, Batman.

Stevian 8:08 pm 31 Aug 11

But seriously, DUB, if you really want to be a vigilante, join the Guardian Angels

http://www.guardianangels.org/index.php

Apparently they are forming a chapter in Canberra.

Canberra (In Development), A.C.T. – Australia
Chapter Leader: Damian Heffernan
Address: GPO Box 1189
Canberra 2601 Australia
Mobile Phone: 011.61.2.0414.873.177
FAX: 011.61.2.02.6253.4805
Email Address: Canberra@GuardianAngels.org

FD10 7:29 pm 31 Aug 11

It’s funny how PedalPower seem to think all 15 cars waiting at the intersection were watching closely (perhaps enviously) as a cyclist, rather akin to a majestic bird, seems to float on by, all the drivers clearly giving their full attention to the marvellous cycle in their presence.

At 5:35pm with the current light around that time, I’m betting the 15th car in the queue couldn’t see diddily-squat. The 15th car would be agggges back, especially considering Canberra drivers like to leave about 3 carlengths between them and the vehicle in front. How often do you sit in a queue of cars and focus only on a bicycle going along the road you’re turning on to? Sure, the first car probably saw it (as the info implies it happened right in front of them) and not to stop is a douche move. Perhaps even the second saw it too. But I don’t think all 15 cars waiting there did.

Also, I think PedalPower is stretching the timeframe a bit, this incident happened over three weeks ago. Who would have taken note of or committed important details to memory only to sit on it for three weeks? If you were motivated enough to notice and retain important information, you’d hardly wait for an invitation from PedalPower on the riotACT until you piped up about it.

Stevian 5:53 pm 31 Aug 11

DUB said :

Calamity said :

So funny for the rest of us, though HAHA

LOL, it’ll be funny when you will be needing help, yet people will be going past you, ignoring.:)

We’ve got along without you so far.

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