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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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Police car hits 19yr old in Civic
Leon 2:59 pm 07 Nov 12

In a media release issued on 7 November, Officer-in-Charge of Traffic Operations Sergeant Rod Anderson is quoted as saying “If you breach the road rules and place your own life or the lives of others in danger, we will catch you.”

Let’s hope they soon catch the person who in this case breached the road rules and put people’s lives in danger.

Henry82 4:07 pm 25 Aug 12

Not really surprised this happened. People always walk onto the road without looking, especially crossing East Row towards Maccas.

FXST01 7:59 am 25 Aug 12

This is why pedestrians should be registered. ;-P

Cheap 12:17 am 25 Aug 12

rhino said :

According to the police, all crashes are down to speeding or drink driving, so the cop must have been speeding or drunk and is clearly a hoon. That’s the conclusion that would have been drawn for anyone else.

Actually the police would probably say that the victim who was drunk and speedwalking when he was apprehended by a quick thinking police officer on London circuit.

DrKoresh 9:13 pm 24 Aug 12

Poor kid, I hope FedPol paid for the ambulance for him, unless it was entirely and undeniably his fault i.e, he was indeed just shitfaced and stumbled in front of the car.

Antagonist 6:47 pm 24 Aug 12

p1 said :

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.

Interesting turn of phrase. It tends to suggest that the pedestrian hit as cop car that was just sitting there.

Whinge news reported it as the police colliding with the pedestrian. Somebody must be telling porkys!

Ozi 6:03 pm 24 Aug 12

Pork Hunt said :

Were the cops driving a white Commodore?

I think that’s case closed.

Pork Hunt 5:40 pm 24 Aug 12

Were the cops driving a white Commodore?

troll-sniffer 5:29 pm 24 Aug 12

rhino said :

According to the police, all crashes are down to speeding or drink driving, so the cop must have been speeding or drunk and is clearly a hoon. That’s the conclusion that would have been drawn for anyone else.

Shame they don’t have speed cameras on London Circuit, would never have happened.

bundah 5:28 pm 24 Aug 12

Special G said :

p1 said :

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.

Interesting turn of phrase. It tends to suggest that the pedestrian hit as cop car that was just sitting there.

Given the time and location you may be right there.

So by saying that they collided they’re not immediately apportioning blame to either party and therefore leaving it open to investigation.

rhino 5:15 pm 24 Aug 12

According to the police, all crashes are down to speeding or drink driving, so the cop must have been speeding or drunk and is clearly a hoon. That’s the conclusion that would have been drawn for anyone else.

p1 5:14 pm 24 Aug 12

Primal said :

p1 said :

Interesting turn of phrase. It tends to suggest that the pedestrian hit as cop car that was just sitting there.

Head-on collision? Not so great phrasing. But if, let’s say, the ped was ‘tired and emotional’ and stumbled into the side of the cop car, it’s about as good as they could describe it.

…and if that is what happened, great. But if the cop car hit the person (even if they stepped in front of it) then it reads weird.

Special G 4:51 pm 24 Aug 12

p1 said :

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.

Interesting turn of phrase. It tends to suggest that the pedestrian hit as cop car that was just sitting there.

Given the time and location you may be right there.

Primal 4:49 pm 24 Aug 12

p1 said :

Interesting turn of phrase. It tends to suggest that the pedestrian hit as cop car that was just sitting there.

Head-on collision? Not so great phrasing. But if, let’s say, the ped was ‘tired and emotional’ and stumbled into the side of the cop car, it’s about as good as they could describe it.

p1 4:18 pm 24 Aug 12

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.

Interesting turn of phrase. It tends to suggest that the pedestrian hit as cop car that was just sitting there.

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