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Macgregor Triton smash

By johnboy - 20 January 2013 39

A man is in a critical condition in The Canberra Hospital following a single vehicle collision in Macgregor early this morning (Sunday, January 20).

Around 12.45am, a white Mitsubishi Triton rolled onto its side after the driver lost control at the intersection of Cannan Crescent and Constance Stone Street in Macgregor.

A 22-year-old Higgins man, who was a passenger in the Mitsubishi Triton, was taken to The Canberra Hospital after sustaining serious head injuries. He remains in a critical condition.

The driver, a 22-year-old Macgregor man, was not injured.

ACT Policing’s Collision, Investigation and Reconstruction Team are investigating the cause of the collision.

Anyone who witnessed the single vehicle collision in Macgregor early this morning, and can assist police with their investigation is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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39 Responses to
Macgregor Triton smash
Girt_Hindrance 10:00 pm 21 Jan 13

I understand both poor gents were over the limit and that the driver is taking it more than quite badly, as you’d expect. No boganism, purely poor decisions.
My heartfelt condolences for both of them and their respective families.

wildturkeycanoe 8:54 pm 21 Jan 13

modelsinblood said :

wildturkeycanoe – Did you think that maybe the driver’s family and friends might also read what you said? You barely know anything about it. Nobody deserves to die like that and nobody deserves to carry that guilt for the rest of their lives.

Not passing judgement, agree about nobody deserving to die, just making the point which you obviously picked up on that the driver will have to live with this on his conscience. In his place I’d be wishing it was the other way around.
However, investigation pending or not, blind Freddy can see that it is near impossible to roll a car onto it’s roof if you are doing a safe speed on that roundabout. I’ve been a passenger in a 70’s model car flip/rollover and have also been a driver in a bad prang where fortunately the passenger walked away without a scratch. I barely know anything about it? Save your character judgement until you know a bit more about me.
Apologies to blind Freddy for putting words in his mouth.

Martlark 8:40 pm 21 Jan 13

frankie said :

The “intersection” is a small, tight roundabout. The plants on the island are way too high and you can’t see s*** when you are coming into the roundabout, even when other cars have their headlights on… not to mention pedestrians or all the feral animals running around there.

Take those plants out, council!

Visability makes intersections more dangerous as People feel safer to go faster.

Panhead 5:31 pm 21 Jan 13

Ben_Dover said :

wildturkeycanoe said :

In typical style, another revhead did a burnout on the same roundabout yesterday afternoon. .

Bogan tribute to a mate?

Not a chance.

modelsinblood 1:33 pm 21 Jan 13

wildturkeycanoe – Did you think that maybe the driver’s family and friends might also read what you said? You barely know anything about it. Nobody deserves to die like that and nobody deserves to carry that guilt for the rest of their lives.

Brindabella 10:59 am 21 Jan 13

frankie said :

The “intersection” is a small, tight roundabout. The plants on the island are way too high and you can’t see s*** when you are coming into the roundabout, even when other cars have their headlights on… not to mention pedestrians or all the feral animals running around there.

Take those plants out, council!

+1 to that. The visibility at these roundabouts are not good.

Ben_Dover 10:45 am 21 Jan 13

wildturkeycanoe said :

In typical style, another revhead did a burnout on the same roundabout yesterday afternoon. .

Bogan tribute to a mate?

esp 10:33 am 21 Jan 13

Jivrashia said :

wildturkeycanoe said :

another revhead.
I feel sorry for the passenger’s family and wonder if it should have been the driver instead.

Woah. Easy tiger.
Until the investigation is completed and the truth is out it’s a bit early to pass judgement.

Regardless, the driver is going to live with the conscience that he may have inadvertently killed his mate.

Exactly, I’m fairly positive that the driver didn’t have marked in his diary “must go out and wipe out my mate tonight”. I’m also fairly sure that the family of the young man who died would be wishing the accident didn’t happen at all and not that the driver had died instead of their son….

Jivrashia 10:21 am 21 Jan 13

wildturkeycanoe said :

another revhead.
I feel sorry for the passenger’s family and wonder if it should have been the driver instead.

Woah. Easy tiger.
Until the investigation is completed and the truth is out it’s a bit early to pass judgement.

Regardless, the driver is going to live with the conscience that he may have inadvertently killed his mate.

Spykler 10:19 am 21 Jan 13

wildturkeycanoe said :

In typical style, another revhead did a burnout on the same roundabout yesterday afternoon. This happens regularly every weekend and sometimes through the week nights. Perhaps a permanent security camera may capture and remove these oxygen thieves from our roads?
If panhead is right, I feel sorry for the passenger’s family and wonder if it should have been the driver instead.

Condolences to the family.
Lived on Constance Stone for just over a year and there wasn’t a Saturday night in my memory that some maniac wasn’t sticking the foot through the floor on or near Constance Stone/McFarlane Burnett. I am amazed that no one has been seriously injured in the past further up Constance Stone where there is usually a 1 inch gap between the parked cars. There have been many close calls and a few missing side-mirrors on the vehicles there.

esp 9:27 am 21 Jan 13

wildturkeycanoe said :

In typical style, another revhead did a burnout on the same roundabout yesterday afternoon. This happens regularly every weekend and sometimes through the week nights. Perhaps a permanent security camera may capture and remove these oxygen thieves from our roads?
If panhead is right, I feel sorry for the passenger’s family and wonder if it should have been the driver instead.

panhead is right. Unfortunately. Lovely young guy will be sadly missed by many people….

wildturkeycanoe 5:58 am 21 Jan 13

In typical style, another revhead did a burnout on the same roundabout yesterday afternoon. This happens regularly every weekend and sometimes through the week nights. Perhaps a permanent security camera may capture and remove these oxygen thieves from our roads?
If panhead is right, I feel sorry for the passenger’s family and wonder if it should have been the driver instead.

frankie 10:09 pm 20 Jan 13

The “intersection” is a small, tight roundabout. The plants on the island are way too high and you can’t see s*** when you are coming into the roundabout, even when other cars have their headlights on… not to mention pedestrians or all the feral animals running around there.

Take those plants out, council!

Basilbrush 8:52 pm 20 Jan 13

Taken off life support this morning…..

Panhead 8:28 pm 20 Jan 13

If facebook is reliable I think he passed.

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