Skip to content Skip to main navigation

News

Excellence in Public Sector consulting

Nasty roll on the parkway caused by jerk.

By johnboy 22 August 2011 181

rolled hyundai

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]

rolled hyundai


What’s Your opinion?


Please login to post your comments, or connect with
181 Responses to
Nasty roll on the parkway caused by jerk.
Filter
Showing only Website comments
Order
Newest to Oldest
Oldest to Newst
10
djk 1:05 pm 26 Aug 11

Okwhatever said :

shirty_bear said :

EvanJames said :

Aggressive and unskilled drivers are legion nowadays. Many of them carry an identifing label, a green or red P. But not always.

Alternate identification is by the hi-vis shirt, which serves at least as much purpose on the roads as on the job site.

Pull your opinionated head in, how the hell can you seriously believe that? Describe yourself and I am sure I can stereotype you as well and I am sure I will sound just as stupid.

I completely agree with his stereotype in regards to hi-vis, and have discussed it with others who agree as well. While it may be over-inflated in people’s minds due to the fact that a guy in hi-vis driving like a dickhead sticks out more in the memory than a guy in non-descript clothing driving like a dickhead, there are certainly a lot of guys in hi-vis in a rush to get somewhere.

I am a 30 year old white male with an office job btw. Yes I probably do drive like a grandpa.

Captain RAAF 11:59 am 26 Aug 11

Jim Jones said :

Okwhatever said :

Captain RAAF said :

SO many posers on here sprouting off on how good a driver they are blah blah blah. So what?…….

Many years ago I had the good fortune of being in a go-kart race against a few notable V8 touring car drivers….kicked all their arses.

Posers you say?, So you had to join their ranks did you?

He didn’t just join the ranks – they made him Captain!!!

Every village needs it’s idiot. =-)

johnboy 10:38 am 26 Aug 11

You’ve got everything I do.

Diggety 10:37 am 26 Aug 11

No updates yet Johnboy?

I would be interested to know what happened here, could serve as a valuable lesson to road users.

Jim Jones 9:07 am 26 Aug 11

Okwhatever said :

Captain RAAF said :

SO many posers on here sprouting off on how good a driver they are blah blah blah. So what?…….

Many years ago I had the good fortune of being in a go-kart race against a few notable V8 touring car drivers….kicked all their arses.

Posers you say?, So you had to join their ranks did you?

He didn’t just join the ranks – they made him Captain!!!

Okwhatever 8:41 am 26 Aug 11

Captain RAAF said :

SO many posers on here sprouting off on how good a driver they are blah blah blah. So what?…….

Many years ago I had the good fortune of being in a go-kart race against a few notable V8 touring car drivers….kicked all their arses.

Posers you say?, So you had to join their ranks did you?

Okwhatever 8:36 am 26 Aug 11

shirty_bear said :

EvanJames said :

Aggressive and unskilled drivers are legion nowadays. Many of them carry an identifing label, a green or red P. But not always.

Alternate identification is by the hi-vis shirt, which serves at least as much purpose on the roads as on the job site.

Pull your opinionated head in, how the hell can you seriously believe that? Describe yourself and I am sure I can stereotype you as well and I am sure I will sound just as stupid.

00davist 9:54 pm 25 Aug 11

Gerry-Built said :

Captain RAAF said :

Since then, I have come to realise a few things, call them my tips to avoiding raod carnage;

1. Always be in front and by yourself. Allow no-one to be withing 50 metres of your car,
2. Everyone is out to kill you, treat them as the enemy.
3. Big, powerful cars own the road and people are scared of them and like to keep them at a safe, so drive the biggest, baddest car you can find.

I have a MUCH simpler plan, that works well for me… (well; let’s just say I have NEVER rolled a car or struck someone from following them too tightly)…

Share the road… allow others in… show patience… ignore cocks…

I completely agree, though i admit i may take the last part to far!

As i drive home along the kings (I live past braidwood) if someone tailgates me at night, I ignore them, COMPLETELY, which means i fail to acknowledge there existence when they overtake, and so my high beams tend to just stay on, as if no one were there!

Gerry-Built 9:01 pm 25 Aug 11

Captain RAAF said :

Since then, I have come to realise a few things, call them my tips to avoiding raod carnage;

1. Always be in front and by yourself. Allow no-one to be withing 50 metres of your car,
2. Everyone is out to kill you, treat them as the enemy.
3. Big, powerful cars own the road and people are scared of them and like to keep them at a safe, so drive the biggest, baddest car you can find.

I have a MUCH simpler plan, that works well for me… (well; let’s just say I have NEVER rolled a car or struck someone from following them too tightly)…

Share the road… allow others in… show patience… ignore cocks…

Captain RAAF 8:59 pm 25 Aug 11

screaming banshee said :

Captain RAAF said :

not long after this race I punted a GT Falcon at 100kmh into a head-on. Why didn’t my ‘fully sik’ racing abilities kick in?

Clearly the driver of the GT was at fault (for the head-on part), if they hadn’t turned their wheels until they where ready to move off they wouldn’t have ended up in a head-on it would have just been a rear-ender.

Umm…no actually, a guy driving a little 4WD did a right hand turn in front of me and that was that. The cops charged him with failing to give way and he almost left in the back of the paddy wagon due to his wife arriving and giving the coppers a mouthful.

screaming banshee 7:58 pm 25 Aug 11

Captain RAAF said :

not long after this race I punted a GT Falcon at 100kmh into a head-on. Why didn’t my ‘fully sik’ racing abilities kick in?

Clearly the driver of the GT was at fault (for the head-on part), if they hadn’t turned their wheels until they where ready to move off they wouldn’t have ended up in a head-on it would have just been a rear-ender.

Classified 3:47 pm 25 Aug 11

qbngeek said :

LSWCHP said :

Whenever I get the finger for obeying the speed limit I always respond with a friendly smile and a big wave. Life is short, cars are just for getting from A to B, and I don’t want to die in a puddle of blood in the middle of MacArthur Avenue.

I have taken to blowing kisses…seems to piss the boy racers off even more when they tailgate me, so I slow down (not a brake check, just take my foot off the accelerator), so they change lanes and come up beside me and start yelling at me and giving the finger, so I blow them a kiss and continue on my merry way.

Maybe its because I am 6’4″ and 120kg, am I not pretty enough 🙁

I knew a very tall girl from QBN once. You don’t have red hair, do you?

qbngeek 3:01 pm 25 Aug 11

LSWCHP said :

Whenever I get the finger for obeying the speed limit I always respond with a friendly smile and a big wave. Life is short, cars are just for getting from A to B, and I don’t want to die in a puddle of blood in the middle of MacArthur Avenue.

I have taken to blowing kisses…seems to piss the boy racers off even more when they tailgate me, so I slow down (not a brake check, just take my foot off the accelerator), so they change lanes and come up beside me and start yelling at me and giving the finger, so I blow them a kiss and continue on my merry way.

Maybe its because I am 6’4″ and 120kg, am I not pretty enough 🙁

brento 12:59 pm 25 Aug 11

Captain RAAF said :

Many years ago I had the good fortune of being in a go-kart race against a few notable V8 touring car drivers….kicked all their arses. One of them (there were three or four) came up afterwards and congratulated me, said something like “You’re quite talented…” and then made his getaway, the rest were outta there like a shot.

I think you’ll find this is the first version of that particular story.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZ7ed_ODHNk

p1 10:49 am 25 Aug 11

Henry82 said :

Have you ever seen someone say that they were a bad driver? (publicly)

I’m not a bad driver, however I do drive badly some times.

AmarooStu 10:30 am 25 Aug 11

With over 6 pages of comments, I cannot understand why “The Infamous Silver Commodore of Tuggerangong” hasn’t been mentioned. Come on, he must have been involved, somehow?

Oh yeah, re the Getz, that will buff out.

ozmoo 10:27 am 25 Aug 11

Captain RAAF said :

I punted a GT Falcon at 100kmh into a head-on. Why didn’t my ‘fully sik’ racing abilities kick in?

“Fully sik” racing abilities do not make a “good driver”.

People who think they have “fully sik” driving abilities are usually the worst drivers and end up killing themselves and others in high speed collisions.

2.0 10:11 am 25 Aug 11

Rangi said :

triffid said :

Rangi said :

So someone exhibited bad/dangerous driving by tailgating you, so you got behind them and aggressively tailgated them? Great work champ. Way to keep those roads safe!

Yep . . . and I’ll do it again in a heart beat.

My point remains: the driver in question didn’t even notice that I was there. They were that oblivious to my presence in their mirrors that they didn’t get a hint, or glean any insight, or imagine for a micro second that they may have not so long ago been endangering my safety by doing the exact same thing.

But, you put me at risk with your behaviour and I’ll immediately switch into ‘sport’ mode. Keep it up and I will do whatever I need to, at the lowest threshold possible, to ensure my safety and that of my occupants. Your showing no regard for me will have me being completely diffident to you. Pretty simple.

Sorry I must be missing something, so let me just clarify here…someone drove badly near you, so you drove aggressively and dangerously back to them, but they were obivious to your actions, so you actually proved and achieved nothing, but you would do it again to ensure your safety and that of your occupants.

Jerk drivers are worse then stupid drivers, they will casue accidents but at least the stupid one didn’t do it on purpose, and will hopefully learn with experience a jerk will always be a jerk.

Your actions are probably worse than the tailgater, because their actions wern’t aggressive and deliberate, more just stupid, instead of staying calm and moving away from them, you got angry and had to try and teach them a leason. Extensive years of motorsport may help you handle a car better but all that skill amounts nothing if you have a bad attitude, or your passenger distracts your for a split second.

^^
What he said

Rangi 10:03 am 25 Aug 11

triffid said :

Rangi said :

So someone exhibited bad/dangerous driving by tailgating you, so you got behind them and aggressively tailgated them? Great work champ. Way to keep those roads safe!

Yep . . . and I’ll do it again in a heart beat.

My point remains: the driver in question didn’t even notice that I was there. They were that oblivious to my presence in their mirrors that they didn’t get a hint, or glean any insight, or imagine for a micro second that they may have not so long ago been endangering my safety by doing the exact same thing.

But, you put me at risk with your behaviour and I’ll immediately switch into ‘sport’ mode. Keep it up and I will do whatever I need to, at the lowest threshold possible, to ensure my safety and that of my occupants. Your showing no regard for me will have me being completely diffident to you. Pretty simple.

Sorry I must be missing something, so let me just clarify here…someone drove badly near you, so you drove aggressively and dangerously back to them, but they were obivious to your actions, so you actually proved and achieved nothing, but you would do it again to ensure your safety and that of your occupants.

Jerk drivers are worse then stupid drivers, they will casue accidents but at least the stupid one didn’t do it on purpose, and will hopefully learn with experience a jerk will always be a jerk.

Your actions are probably worse than the tailgater, because their actions wern’t aggressive and deliberate, more just stupid, instead of staying calm and moving away from them, you got angry and had to try and teach them a leason. Extensive years of motorsport may help you handle a car better but all that skill amounts nothing if you have a bad attitude, or your passenger distracts your for a split second.

DUB 9:20 am 25 Aug 11

Tooks said :

That would make sense, except the Convoy thread has about double the comments of this thread.

Tooks, with 5 more days left before August ends, you don’t think it is possible to beat the number of convoy comments? 🙂
[gone to register platoon of profiles] 😀

10

CBR Tweets

Sign up to our newsletter

Top
Copyright © 2018 Region Group Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.
the-riotact.com | aboutregional.com.au | b2bmagazine.com.au | thisiscanberra.com

Search across the site