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Luke Stefani was on the roof of the car prior to Wanniassa hit and run?

By johnboy - 26 August 2008 39

The Canberra Times has an intriguing story on the fatal Wanniassa “hit and run” last week.

It seems Sharon Mortlock, 40, of Eden had been drinking with her boyfriend Luke Stafani, 40, in the Valley Tavern before the tragedy:

    She made a number of calls around 3am to her father, police and an ambulance, following the accident, but she had left the scene before the ambulance arrived to find Mr Stefani unconscious with serious head injuries.

    He was pronounced dead at the scene.

    It is believed Mr Stefani had been on the roof of the car before the accident.

She’s been granted bail.

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Luke Stefani was on the roof of the car prior to Wanniassa hit and run?
Granny 12:51 am 27 Aug 08

Somehow I can’t imagine backing out of the driveway and hitting my 4-year-old kid, then driving off leaving her lying there in her own blood, with fatal head injuries, alone and afraid … no matter how scared I was, and no matter how many times I had called the police or ambulance.

If anything I would be racing her to hospital or just holding her and loving her and willing her to live. I’m afraid I do not understand this other kind of ‘love’.

Pumpkin 12:01 am 27 Aug 08

Just shows everyone judges, if you would like to know the truth well here it is. Luke and Sharon were arguing after a night of having fun and drinking.. as we all sometimes do (hands up! Sharon wanted to leave and drive back to her mothers place and Luke wanted her to stay, he jumped on the roof of her car as she was leaving, Sharon (out of reflex) hit the brakes, Luke fell and hit his head on the road. She jumped out of the car and seen that he was hurt, she called for the police and ambulance (many times).. but she went into shock and panic mode, that’s why she left the scene, she was scared! Accident, accident, accident!! Get a life all!

bd84 9:55 pm 26 Aug 08

Both occasions it appears that they were most definately aware that they had hit their respective “loved ones” with their vehicles. No excuses.

grunge_hippy 9:41 pm 26 Aug 08

she was lying in the middle of the road… it remains to be seen if he intentionally ran over her or just didnt see her until it was too late…

(as was my interpretation of WIN news this evening)

Felix the Cat 9:30 pm 26 Aug 08

On a sort of related matter I heard today that the guy that allegedly ran over and killed his GF in Gungahlin some time back is now only going to be charged with leaving the scene of an accident and not murder as was the case at first.

frank2112 9:19 pm 26 Aug 08

My sympathies to the Stefani family at this very sad time. I grew up with his cousin and met Luke a few times.

hopefully the full story will come out in due course

Whatsup 6:09 pm 26 Aug 08

No matter what was going on prior to the incident she should never have left.

Granny 5:33 pm 26 Aug 08

Yes.

peterh 5:28 pm 26 Aug 08

Skidbladnir said :

44 year old man, 3am…
Wanniassa isn’t that hard a partying place for carsurfing.

Possibly he was either hanging on to a window\bonnet as part of an argument, and things got out of hand?

Or maybe she intentionally hit him, he bounced up, she slowed down, he landed and stayed on the roof, she sped up, he rolled off…

No idea, really.
But car surfing sounds very unlikely.

Were there any prior threats of violence or bad blood between the two?

unfortunately, whatever it was, someone died because of it.

she should have stayed with him. bugger the blood alcohol test, that is a bad way to die, on your own.

Skidbladnir 5:20 pm 26 Aug 08

44 year old man, 3am…
Wanniassa isn’t that hard a partying place for carsurfing.

Possibly he was either hanging on to a window\bonnet as part of an argument, and things got out of hand?

Or maybe she intentionally hit him, he bounced up, she slowed down, he landed and stayed on the roof, she sped up, he rolled off…

No idea, really.
But car surfing sounds very unlikely.

Were there any prior threats of violence or bad blood between the two?

fnaah 5:18 pm 26 Aug 08

Sounds like she didn’t want to stick around to be breathalysed.

peterh 5:02 pm 26 Aug 08

Mr Evil said :

Car surfing – the sport of the indestructable?

I wouldn’t expect a 40-year old to be car surfing, more like they had an argument….

Mr Evil 4:58 pm 26 Aug 08

Car surfing – the sport of the indestructable?

Cameron 4:55 pm 26 Aug 08

Rightio then.

I wonder if as a driver you are responsible for the death of someone who dies from head injuries as a result of climbing on your car as you’re driving away?

I’m not necessarily suggesting those are the circumstances under which this death occurred either.

Granny 4:50 pm 26 Aug 08

It is believed Mr Stefani had been on the roof of the car before the accident.

… as one does.

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