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Man killed in car accident on Barry Drive

By H1NG0 21 January 2008 26

According to ABC news, a 71 year old man died in a car accident on Barry Drive late this morning causing serious traffic disruptions. A 70 year old woman is also recovering in hospital.

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Special G 4:01 pm 22 Jan 08

A family got killed a couple of years ago up the North Coast hwy because an elderly driver had a heart attack and ended up on the wrong side of the road – unfortunate for all concerned.

vandam 3:51 pm 22 Jan 08

Well obviously, the Police can’t comment cause it will go to coronial. But generally you can read between the lines of the Police message and work out what happened.
I agree with a few on here, What I got out of it was that no matter where your drivin and when, you gotta expect the unexpected. It came across as a basic reminder to check the cars around me and pay attention to the road rather than fiddling with the radio station.

The cat did it 1:35 pm 22 Jan 08

I was disappointed with the Police officer doing the on-the spot PR. He went too far- mouthing the standard line by effectively attributing the accident to driver error. Didn’t he make the mental connection “elderly driver + single vehicle veers off road = high probability of stroke or coronary”.
Sure, all drivers need to be alert and drive carefully, but there are some things you can’t prepare for, like an unexpected coronary.

Holden Caulfield 12:54 pm 22 Jan 08

I was actually trying to be discreet. If you really must force out my sources, lets just say that a few minutes ago I spoke to a friend of the woman who crashed. ok?

Wow, given your earlier post, that’s a really sad and traumatic bit of info. 🙁

howdy 11:44 am 22 Jan 08

The probably just got bored with the site though.
noooooo, blasphemy.

I wish I’d get bored, there’s a few constructive things I should be doing : P

howdy 11:39 am 22 Jan 08

ooooh, conspiracy theories. I like : )

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