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Nasty roll on the parkway caused by jerk.

By johnboy - 22 August 2011 181

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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision on the northbound lanes of Tuggeranong Parkway, between Sulwood Drive and Hindmarsh Drive, earlier this morning (Monday, August 22).

The collision occurred about 10am when an unidentified driver slammed on the brakes of their car, causing the driver behind in a white Hyundai Getz to brake heavily, lose control and the car to roll a number of times.

The driver of the other vehicle left the scene without providing any details.

The woman from the Hyundai Getz was taken to The Canberra Hospital for treatment for possible back injuries.

The vehicle that left the scene is described as a small four-wheel drive, possibly white or silver in colour, about 5-10 years old with ACT registration.

The unidentified driver is described as female, Caucasian in appearance with blonde, bobbed hair, and a round face. She is approximately 22 years of age and of normal build.

Police are seeking information from anyone how may have witnessed the collision or who may have information of the driver involved in the collision.

Information can be provided via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

The Tuggeranong Parkway was closed between Sulwood Drive and Hindmarsh Drive, northbound, for approximately 3 hours while police conducted their investigation.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Nasty roll on the parkway caused by jerk.
what_the 4:16 pm 22 Aug 11

Just more evidence that advanced driver training is required. Every driver should be able to handle stopping at 100kmh without rolling their car (which is bloody difficult to do on a dead straight road with no ditch.)

mooo_cow 4:12 pm 22 Aug 11

Drivers already know this, they just chose to ignore it.

A safe distance in ideal driving conditions is considered to be a 2 second gap. A 2 second gap at 100 km/h will be 54 meters gap between the car in front and the one travelling behind. This is about the same distance as 2.5 cricket pitches.
From : http://www.buzzboxdrivingschool.com.au/drivingtips.html

p1 4:08 pm 22 Aug 11

It does raise the question of exactly what “leaving the scene of an accident” involves.

Did the fleeing vehicle stop, chat, then leave without giving their name? Or did they stomp the brake to avoid a ‘roo, then go back to listening to the radio without even noticing the carnage behind?

I assume the first, since the cops have a description… Might be hard for the police to pin anything on her if she simply says she witnessed the accident, stopped to render assistance then (no considering herself to be involved), went on her way. OR she could be a total Mully, unregistered, uninsured and stomped the brakes on purpose. Only time will tell.

Holden Caulfield 4:07 pm 22 Aug 11

EvanJames said :

And the car in front might have been dealing with a tailgater, or she might have actually been avoiding something like an animal.

So then why leave the scene?

Sounds like it may have been a case of nail files at 10 paces after an earlier incident to me. And when it went tits up the first madam thought “oh shit!” and did a runner.

I kind of hope the injured madam, who sounds like she will be okay, collided with the other car. I’d hate to think all it takes to roll a relatively common car like a Getz is some heavy braking.

xyro 4:07 pm 22 Aug 11

on the plus side,,, looks like the Getz handled the rollover pretty well. I hope the driver was ok!. maybe a little extra room between vehicles next time!

Postalgeek 4:06 pm 22 Aug 11

harvyk1 said :

Postalgeek said :

Hope the driver is okay, but aren’t drivers supposed to maintain a suitable distance to the car in front of them in case, say, the car in front slams on the brakes?

Yes, but the other driver leaving the scene is also considered a big no no…

True.

bugmenot said :

Was the Getz driver tailgating at the time?

Red P plate on the bonnet. Not out of the realms of possibility. If the driver in front decided to demonstrate their displeasure through the medium of a brake pedal, I imagine the car behind them rolling might have freaked them just a little (speculative scenario divorced from reality #1)

caf 4:05 pm 22 Aug 11

EvanJames said :

And the car in front might have been dealing with a tailgater, or she might have actually been avoiding something like an animal.

She might, and if she hadn’t decamped then she would have had the opportunity to explain this.

Classified 4:04 pm 22 Aug 11

Quite possibly the driver in front nailed the brakes and the Getz driver panicked, and tried to swerve out of the way. Of course, swerving hard at speed (especially in a short wheelbase vehicle) could well have caused the roll. Like others, I’ve noticed plenty of tailgating at speed locally.

Hope the driver of the Getz is OK, and the driver of the other vehicle is identified.

Sammy 3:59 pm 22 Aug 11

Oh, I saw a young woman driving a small four-wheel-drive erratically this morning. Oh wait, she had a triangular face. Carry on.

EvanJames 3:57 pm 22 Aug 11

I shall no doubt go to hell, but when i read Getz… female driver… I had visions of where most Getzs driven by females I see on the road are, and it’s usually glued to my rear bumper, or someone else’s.

I have a shimmery vision in my mind of the 22 yo blonde round-faced female deciding to teach the Getz a lesson, but maybe hanging onto the braking a bit too long. Meanwhile the Getz locked up, swerved and rolled.

They are saying a collision, but reading the description, the Getz didn’t hit the car in front?

And the car in front might have been dealing with a tailgater, or she might have actually been avoiding something like an animal.

Waiting For Godot 3:56 pm 22 Aug 11

“The woman from the Hyundai Getz”

“The vehicle that left the scene . . . The unidentified driver is described as female”

Say no more . . .

harvyk1 3:47 pm 22 Aug 11

Postalgeek said :

Hope the driver is okay, but aren’t drivers supposed to maintain a suitable distance to the car in front of them in case, say, the car in front slams on the brakes?

Yes, but the other driver leaving the scene is also considered a big no no…

Postalgeek 3:44 pm 22 Aug 11

Hope the driver is okay, but aren’t drivers supposed to maintain a suitable distance to the car in front of them in case, say, the car in front slams on the brakes?

Mysteryman 3:43 pm 22 Aug 11

Aren’t you required by law to leave a safe distance between you and the car in front just in case something like this happens? I think you are.

bugmenot 3:39 pm 22 Aug 11

Was the Getz driver tailgating at the time?

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