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Police car hits 19yr old in Civic

By johnboy 24 August 2012 22

ACT Policing is investigating an incident early today (Friday, August 24), in which a 19-year-old pedestrian collided with a police car and received minor injuries.

The police car was on a routine, city-based patrol and turning the corner of London Circuit and Verity Lane, in Civic, when the incident occurred. The man fell to the ground and struck his head.

He was conveyed to Calvary Hospital for treatment and was later released, suffering only minor soreness.

ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team (CIRT) is investigating with, as is standard procedure, oversight provided by the AFP’s Professional Standards.

Any witnesses to the incident who have not yet spoken to police are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Leon 4:41 pm 29 Apr 13

Jivrashia said :

I think the intersection has a lot to answer for.
…Car can’t seen pedestrian.
Pedestrian can’t see car.

That’s a genuine problem when people walk along the footpath.

It doesn’t apply in this case, because:
(1) the pedestrians were “standing in the entrance to the lane” (which looks like a breach of Road Rule 230: “A pedestrian … must not stay on the road longer than necessary to cross the road safely.”);
(2) The report indicates that the police driver had already seen them;
(3) Even though the police van should have given way, the guy’s mates had to pull him out of its way: “Two members of the group grabbed hold of the male on the upper and lower arm and started to pull him backwards out of the way.”

This guy was undoubtedly as drunk and stupid as I was when after a few ciders I ran the front tyre of my little motorbike into the rear bumper of a paddy wagon. In my case the police didn’t notice. In this case the police were kind enough to ensure that the guy got medical attention.

p1 10:49 am 16 Apr 13

Sounds like it wasn’t so much a vehicle accident, as a uncoordinated pedestrian that fell over when unbalanced by his friends.

Interesting question raised about the actually TIN issued though – if I was the cop I would dispute it. 🙂

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