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Phillip fatal

By johnboy - 3 November 2012 22

The ACT has recorded the tenth road fatality after an 84-year-old Hughes man was struck by a car in Phillip earlier today (Friday, November 2).

Around 10.10am, police were notified of a collision which occurred in the Magnet Mart car park on Hindmarsh Drive, Phillip. The man was walking through the car park when he was struck by the car.

The collision is being investigated by ACT Policing Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team.

Police urge anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Phillip fatal
KB1971 9:13 pm 03 Nov 12

Divine……beer goggles are on…..

cranky 8:56 pm 03 Nov 12

Based purely on the media reports, this is a rotten outcome to an apparently menial traffic accident.

Reports have said that the victim was calling out “Stop” prior to the impact. As others have pointed out, it is with dificulty that a vehicle is able to run into a parked vehicle in this carpark, in line with the parked vehicle, given the very resricted manouvering room available.This is a horrible occurence, and my sympathies to the families of both.

el 8:16 pm 03 Nov 12

And apologies, seems I’ve bollocksed up the quote tags and got the attributions arse-about.

el 8:15 pm 03 Nov 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

KB1971 said :

And yeah, I see d bags doing dumb shit in that car park all the time. Going really fast even though there is speed humps. Parking on the side next o entrance because all parks are taken. It’s a small crappy car park but its not like there is loads around within walking distance.

What? Across the road in Divine Ct?

Idk what you are asking me?

I think KB1971 was pointing out the dozens of (usually empty) spots there, all within walking distance.

KB1971 8:13 pm 03 Nov 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

KB1971 said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

KB1971 said :

grump said :

CT saying speed wasn’t an issue

Doesn’t take much speed to kill you.

Especially at 84 years of age.

And yeah, I see d bags doing dumb shit in that car park all the time. Going really fast even though there is speed humps. Parking on the side next o entrance because all parks are taken. It’s a small crappy car park but its not like there is loads around within walking distance.

What? Across the road in Divine Ct?

Idk what you are asking me?

Parking; there is heaps in Diving Court.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 7:56 pm 03 Nov 12

KB1971 said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

KB1971 said :

grump said :

CT saying speed wasn’t an issue

Doesn’t take much speed to kill you.

Especially at 84 years of age.

And yeah, I see d bags doing dumb shit in that car park all the time. Going really fast even though there is speed humps. Parking on the side next o entrance because all parks are taken. It’s a small crappy car park but its not like there is loads around within walking distance.

What? Across the road in Divine Ct?

Idk what you are asking me?

KB1971 6:04 pm 03 Nov 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

KB1971 said :

grump said :

CT saying speed wasn’t an issue

Doesn’t take much speed to kill you.

Especially at 84 years of age.

And yeah, I see d bags doing dumb shit in that car park all the time. Going really fast even though there is speed humps. Parking on the side next o entrance because all parks are taken. It’s a small crappy car park but its not like there is loads around within walking distance.

What? Across the road in Divine Ct?

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 4:55 pm 03 Nov 12

KB1971 said :

grump said :

CT saying speed wasn’t an issue

Doesn’t take much speed to kill you.

Especially at 84 years of age.

And yeah, I see d bags doing dumb shit in that car park all the time. Going really fast even though there is speed humps. Parking on the side next o entrance because all parks are taken. It’s a small crappy car park but its not like there is loads around within walking distance.

milkman 4:36 pm 03 Nov 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Same as bicycle collision thread. If peeps were paying attention this crap wouldn’t happen.

Sad, but true.

KB1971 4:07 pm 03 Nov 12

grump said :

CT saying speed wasn’t an issue

Doesn’t take much speed to kill you.

LSWCHP 3:07 pm 03 Nov 12

Terrible news. What a way to end such a long life, with no chance to say goodbye to family and friends.

With pedestrians walking all over car parks, loaded with kids and shopping, and blind angles everywhere, the only sensible speed is a slow walking pace.

grump 2:07 pm 03 Nov 12

CT saying speed wasn’t an issue

KB1971 2:06 pm 03 Nov 12

I saw the position of the cars on the news late last night. If you remember the car park between Magnet Mart & John McGrath ford, there is enough room to park a row of cars & just enough roomfor two cars t pass each other in opposite directions.

Anyway, there was a Jeep with it arse planted firmly on the bonnet of another car as if it reversed at speed straight into it, only it would not be able to due to Magnet mart being where it is.

So somehow this Jeep managed to reverse at speed into another car with limited space & taking the old guy out with it.

Farktardery of the month it seems.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 1:32 pm 03 Nov 12

Same as bicycle collision thread. If peeps were paying attention this crap wouldn’t happen.

Scubes71 12:09 pm 03 Nov 12

People drive too fast in car parks, as a parent I think it’s one o f the most dangerous times, getting kids in and out of the car. Don’t forget it’s not just cars in a car park!

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