17 May 2010

Police Wrap - 17 May 2010

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1. Rider down near Tharwa:

ACT Policing’s Collision, Investigation and Reconstruction Team (CIRT) are currently investigating a collision that occurred in Tharwa today May 16, 2010.

At approximately 11.40am this morning, police were called to Tharwa Drive, Tharwa after a white ute had collided with two cyclists.

The male cyclist, a 61-year-old from Monash, was pronounced dead at the scene, while his 58-year-old wife, whom he was riding with, was conveyed to The Canberra Hospital after sustaining a number of injuries.

The male driver of the white ute did not sustain any serious injuries and is assisting police with their inquiries

Police would urge drivers to beware of cyclists on our roads at all times.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision and is yet to speak to police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers

2. Forrest fatality:

ACT Policing’s Collision, Investigation and Reconstruction Team (CIRT) are currently investigating a two vehicle collision which resulted in the death of an elderly man today May 15, 2010 in Forrest.

Approximately 3.30pm this afternoon police were called to the intersection of National Circuit and Hobart Avenue, Forrest, where a green station wagon had collided with a white transporter van.

The elderly male driving the green station wagon died at the scene. The passenger in the vehicle suffered chest injuries and was conveyed by ACT Ambulance to The Canberra Hospital.

The male driver of the white transporter van suffered minor injuries and was also conveyed to The Canberra Hospital.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision and is yet to speak to police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

If you can help police contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online.

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Seems we have entered a new killing season during which the population will go gangbusters trying to knock off anyone and everyone they can with their mobile killing machines. Its Ok though, cause the only sanction in the arsenal is the speed camera and the penalty notice for a few hundred bucks if one is really unlucky.

georgesgenitals7:44 pm 18 May 10

Make that five.

Four posts in a row where all agree. Is this a record?

bd84 said :

I like how Stanhope has used the accidents to spruik his proposed point to point speed cameras in the CT article, I want to know then the fail to give way and cyclist hitting cameras are to be announced. But then they would probably be placed in places where there is no history of serious accidents too.

Was thinking the same thing, I would like to understand how the point to point cameras would have saved this mans life please Jon?

haroldbeagle8:40 am 18 May 10

My thoughts exactly BD. The callousness of the mayor exploiting these deaths in an attempt to justify a measure that would in no way have prevented either tragedy is remarkably low – even for Stanhope.

I like how Stanhope has used the accidents to spruik his proposed point to point speed cameras in the CT article, I want to know then the fail to give way and cyclist hitting cameras are to be announced. But then they would probably be placed in places where there is no history of serious accidents too.

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