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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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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 6:12 am 29 Jan 13

Postalgeek said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Postalgeek said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Oh. I guess putting flowers there and leaving is completely different to hanging out. Which is it?

I guess that’s up to you to answer as you’ve introduced ‘hanging out’ into the conversation.

RE:post 30

frankie uses the term ‘gather’, you construe that to be ‘hanging out’. ‘Gather’ is not synonymous with ‘hanging out’ and frankie’s usage appears to me to be consistent with his subsequent post: people can gather to a spot to place flowers, and leave.

Or just as easily have a gathering there.

Postalgeek 10:19 pm 28 Jan 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Postalgeek said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Oh. I guess putting flowers there and leaving is completely different to hanging out. Which is it?

I guess that’s up to you to answer as you’ve introduced ‘hanging out’ into the conversation.

RE:post 30

frankie uses the term ‘gather’, you construe that to be ‘hanging out’. ‘Gather’ is not synonymous with ‘hanging out’ and frankie’s usage appears to me to be consistent with his subsequent post: people can gather to a spot to place flowers, and leave.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 7:23 pm 28 Jan 13

Postalgeek said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Oh. I guess putting flowers there and leaving is completely different to hanging out. Which is it?

I guess that’s up to you to answer as you’ve introduced ‘hanging out’ into the conversation.

RE:post 30

Postalgeek 3:45 pm 28 Jan 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Oh. I guess putting flowers there and leaving is completely different to hanging out. Which is it?

I guess that’s up to you to answer as you’ve introduced ‘hanging out’ into the conversation.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 12:57 pm 28 Jan 13

frankie said :

Jethro said :

Clearly this single vehicle crash that occurred at high speed in the middle of the night at the hands of a drunk driver wouldn’t have have happened if the bushes were trimmed.

I guess only the driver and eye witnesses will know the answer to that. I drive through that same roundabout every night, and being able to see the curb on the other side as well as the surrounding sidewalks might not have prevented the accident, but it would definitely help avoid future driving miscalculations.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Wait a minute, friends and family are hanging around at the crash site???? Wtf is wrong with bogans? We have cemeteries and crematoriums for a reason. I know you must be overwhelmed with grief but hanging out in the middle of the road, endangering yourselves and others drivers is totally dumb.

I apologise if this is not the case and post 30 is lieing.

No, I am not lying. I’ve seen people standing on the road putting flowers at the site during the day, as I live near that intersection.

Oh. I guess putting flowers there and leaving is completely different to hanging out. Which is it?

dungfungus 12:45 pm 28 Jan 13

frankie said :

Jethro said :

Clearly this single vehicle crash that occurred at high speed in the middle of the night at the hands of a drunk driver wouldn’t have have happened if the bushes were trimmed.

I guess only the driver and eye witnesses will know the answer to that. I drive through that same roundabout every night, and being able to see the curb on the other side as well as the surrounding sidewalks might not have prevented the accident, but it would definitely help avoid future driving miscalculations.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Wait a minute, friends and family are hanging around at the crash site???? Wtf is wrong with bogans? We have cemeteries and crematoriums for a reason. I know you must be overwhelmed with grief but hanging out in the middle of the road, endangering yourselves and others drivers is totally dumb.

I apologise if this is not the case and post 30 is lieing.

No, I am not lying. I’ve seen people standing on the road putting flowers at the site during the day, as I live near that intersection.

Are the flowers in a Jim Beam/Jack Daniels bottle such as placed at other ACT accident sites where high speed has contributed to fatalities?

frankie 11:48 am 28 Jan 13

Jethro said :

Clearly this single vehicle crash that occurred at high speed in the middle of the night at the hands of a drunk driver wouldn’t have have happened if the bushes were trimmed.

I guess only the driver and eye witnesses will know the answer to that. I drive through that same roundabout every night, and being able to see the curb on the other side as well as the surrounding sidewalks might not have prevented the accident, but it would definitely help avoid future driving miscalculations.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Wait a minute, friends and family are hanging around at the crash site???? Wtf is wrong with bogans? We have cemeteries and crematoriums for a reason. I know you must be overwhelmed with grief but hanging out in the middle of the road, endangering yourselves and others drivers is totally dumb.

I apologise if this is not the case and post 30 is lieing.

No, I am not lying. I’ve seen people standing on the road putting flowers at the site during the day, as I live near that intersection.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 9:47 pm 27 Jan 13

Wait a minute, friends and family are hanging around at the crash site???? Wtf is wrong with bogans? We have cemeteries and crematoriums for a reason. I know you must be overwhelmed with grief but hanging out in the middle of the road, endangering yourselves and others drivers is totally dumb.

I apologise if this is not the case and post 30 is lieing.

Jethro 9:02 pm 27 Jan 13

Clearly this single vehicle crash that occurred at high speed in the middle of the night at the hands of a drunk driver wouldn’t have have happened if the bushes were trimmed.

frankie 11:26 am 27 Jan 13

Martlark said :

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.

Disagree, especially with the smaller roundabouts such as this one. The accident happened at night, and you can’t see headlights coming in from Constance Stone if you are driving in from Cannan Crescent. And no disrespect to the friends and family affected by the tragedy, but all the loved ones and onlookers who gather daily at the mini-funeral on the roadside can’t be seen because of the bushes, endangering even more lives.

The only thing that stops me from going there with my machete is not knowing whether the council will fine me or not!

thebrownstreak69 9:07 am 24 Jan 13

LSWCHP said :

Pork Hunt said :

rosscoact said :

I bought a personal breathalyser a while ago.

It wakes up the self-delusional when you see the blinking number in front of you

Would that blinking number be effing flashing?

LSWCHP said “We both blow after going to parties and other gigs, and it’s not uncommon….”

Too much information mate 🙂

I see what you did there Porker. 🙂 People over 50 engaging in perversion that the Pope wouldn’t approve of because it won’t result in reproduction? Send in the TWAT teams!

Fixed it for you.

460cixy 8:11 am 24 Jan 13

Spykler said :

460cixy said :

You would have to be pissed and speeding to tip a car over there for sure very sad for those left behind to pick up the pieces that’s for sure

A top heavy Triton wouldn’t have required much extra to get it to topple. I am amazed this sort of accident hasn’t happened at the roundabout at the other end of Constance Stone.

Not too sure about that I zot around those all the time in my landy with out any fear of it tipping over I think you would still need a lot more pace then one would normally have just going down the road excessive speed comes to mind but that seems to go hand in hand with being pissed

Pork Hunt 10:08 pm 23 Jan 13

LSWCHP said :

Pork Hunt said :

rosscoact said :

I bought a personal breathalyser a while ago.

It wakes up the self-delusional when you see the blinking number in front of you

Would that blinking number be effing flashing?

LSWCHP said “We both blow after going to parties and other gigs, and it’s not uncommon….”

Too much information mate 🙂

I see what you did there Porker. 🙂 People over 50 engaging in perversion that the Pope wouldn’t approve of because it won’t result in reproduction? Send in the SWAT teams!

Lets keep the plod out of your bedroom and the church out of parliament.

LSWCHP 9:54 pm 23 Jan 13

Pork Hunt said :

rosscoact said :

I bought a personal breathalyser a while ago.

It wakes up the self-delusional when you see the blinking number in front of you

Would that blinking number be effing flashing?

LSWCHP said “We both blow after going to parties and other gigs, and it’s not uncommon….”

Too much information mate 🙂

I see what you did there Porker. 🙂 People over 50 engaging in perversion that the Pope wouldn’t approve of because it won’t result in reproduction? Send in the SWAT teams!

Pork Hunt 7:51 pm 23 Jan 13

rosscoact said :

I bought a personal breathalyser a while ago.

It wakes up the self-delusional when you see the blinking number in front of you

Would that blinking number be effing flashing?

LSWCHP said “We both blow after going to parties and other gigs, and it’s not uncommon….”

Too much information mate 🙂

Spykler 7:45 pm 23 Jan 13

460cixy said :

You would have to be pissed and speeding to tip a car over there for sure very sad for those left behind to pick up the pieces that’s for sure

A top heavy Triton wouldn’t have required much extra to get it to topple. I am amazed this sort of accident hasn’t happened at the roundabout at the other end of Constance Stone.

milkman 7:22 pm 23 Jan 13

It’s actually pretty simple. if you’re going to drive stick to 2 drinks or less. That’s what I do.

LSWCHP 7:00 pm 23 Jan 13

rosscoact said :

I bought a personal breathalyser a while ago.

It wakes up the self-delusional when you see the blinking number in front of you

My wife and I have done the same. We both blow after going to parties and other gigs, and it’s not uncommon for the non-driver of us to be surprised by a 0.15 or above after an evening of steady tippling. It’s certainly good to be able to correlate how you feel with the reading on the device.

rosscoact 6:25 pm 23 Jan 13

I bought a personal breathalyser a while ago.

It wakes up the self-delusional when you see the blinking number in front of you

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