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Ram rage

By Ceej1973 6 May 2009 47

Hi Everybody,

I request the help of Canberrans in identifying a person or vehicle which rammed our family car on Sunday night (3 May) at 6.15 pm.

The driver first stopped at traffic lights of Marconni & Drakeford Drives Kambah at an angle to the lane, then proceded to drive at about 20kmh under the speed limit. When I moved into the middle lane to pass him, he attempted to side swipe me.

Obviously annoyed that I avoided that collision, the driver then proceded to speed up behind me and ram me at a travelling speed of around 80kmh, nudging me straight on to the rear of my car.

As I didn’t instantly react, he then speed up even faster, and rammed me harder on the drivers rear corner, presumably trying to spin me out.

I had my wife and daughters aged 3 and 6 on board. There was a good dozen cars around, so someone must have got the details of this insane person. 

The incident was completely unprovoked, and the driver appeared to be either under the influence or part of a dare, judging by the lengths he took to crash through log barriers, then across Kambah East Ovals at high speed.

The offenders car was a dark coloured early model Mitsubishi Pajero. If anyone saw this incident, or hears of anyone bragging, or see’s a dumped car of this description, please respond, or call  ACT Police.

In the mean time, I will be trying to get my hands on camera footage from the speed camera at this intersection where he stopped prior to the ramming.

From all the reports I have seen online regarding ramming incidents, most end up resulting in deaths. This maniac needs to be caught and removed from society.

What’s Your opinion?

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Danino 5:32 pm 07 May 09

Oh my gosh! That is terrible! What provokes people to do these things? It must have been quite terrifying for your daughters and your wife. I hope you find this guy!

jimbocool 5:00 pm 07 May 09

Perhaps the next time you get the “what do you expect me to do about it” line from the person you report a crime to you could ask them to comply with section 8(1)(a)of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 – which is to provide a police service in the ACT. The Act defines “police services” thusly:

“…services by way of the prevention of crime and the protection of persons from injury or death, and property from damage, whether arising from criminal acts or otherwise”

farnarkler 4:58 pm 07 May 09

For those of you who have such a problem with my method, take a look at posts #7, #10 and #15. If the police won’t take action against addressive drivers, who will?

peterh 4:56 pm 07 May 09

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

It still begs the question, though, as to whether the citizens of the ACT are getting adequate policing. This isn’t about individual officers, but rather the overall approach and resourcing.

noticed the police doing their best on boddington st this afternoon, around 1.45. who knew that a 40 zone means you should be doing 40? obviously not the 3 or 4 cars that the unmarked ford territory nabbed. and the lights seem to only be on the front.

xyro 3:59 pm 07 May 09

wow – not sure what i did then….pajiler is spanish for wanker….I should know – I get called it often enough!! LOL

xyro 3:58 pm 07 May 09

H1NG0 said :

Did you know that Pajero is a Spanish slang word for wanker? I wish other 4WD manufacturers were more honest with the description of their drivers.[/quotits actually pajilero but i guess near enough! lol.

ant 3:40 pm 07 May 09

Gungahlin Al said :

VG you are quick to jump on stupid suggestions where made, and fair enough. But what about the substantive issue?

I’m not sure I agree about the “fair enough” bit, Al. Apparently, everything is stupid.

Over the years, quite a few of us have reported experiences like this, when we expected something and got a disappointing response. “what do you expect me to do about it” was the response I got too, when I rang the police to report the neighbours pouring oil on the road and conducting burn-outs on it.

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