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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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Ram rage
MsCheeky 4:38 pm 06 May 09

I was driving behind an idiot in heavy early morning traffic when he hit his brakes hard and ran up the back of the car in front of him. The car in front pulled onto the median, but the guy who hit him quickly changed lanes and drove off. I pulled onto the median strip and gave the guy who had been hit the make of car and numberplate, plus my details as witness. Same story, the police didn’t see fit to pursue the matter. FFS, they had the guy on a plate! I don’t understand.

And on the subject of rego, I think it used to be the case that you could get name and address from someone’s rego, you just had to say they were parked across your driveway or something. Not anymore though, I’d reckon.

Ceej1973 4:36 pm 06 May 09

There seems to be a common theme to all the violent crimes that have occured across Canberra over the past week, and in particular in Tuggeranong. All the descriptions of vehicles are 4WD’s. I am left wondering if this is the same offender who tried ramming me off the road, or just a coincidence. I am praying in hope that someone in the Force reads these threads and does some investigative work, or has the common sence to put a case together.The car that was involved in a violent road rage incident and attack on Police in Charnwood the night before, was also a blue 4WD. Could it be possible that the “later released” offenders had access to the 4wd drive again, and used it to ram me the following night. I mean,I may be way off with this theory, and I may not be succesful in my attempt to get speed camera fixed postion footage of the mental case that ran me off the road, but at least I am doing some detective work myself. Excuss my rant, just trying to stimulate some pro-activeness in the Police community.

farnarkler 4:27 pm 06 May 09

If the police aren’t willing to do anything about these incidents then they can’t get upset when people take matters into their own hands.

If I had the rego I would bribe someone at Dickson rego to give me the address of the scumbags. Their cars would soon be undriveable.

rottweiler 4:21 pm 06 May 09

Sorry but I have no time for calling the police for anything after ringing them for help as two guys were copping a beating form several other guys and chairs were being thrown around that was happening outside a fast food outlet in the city late one night and I couldn’t or wouldn’t leave for my own safety when I called the police they asked me what did I want them to do about it I explained that the brawl was in progess and I feared leaving the store as it was happening within meters of the door and still he ask what I wanted him to do when my response was what is on your badge “to serve and protect” what do you think I want you to do PROTECT ME for the thugs outside beating up people they hung up on me, so now i don’t bother I believe if they not catching the “big guns” or “news worthy” then it doesn’t matter to them and sorry if I affend people but thats the way I feel

justbands 2:53 pm 06 May 09

I do sometimes wonder about the focus of Police attention. I’d like to think that violent, dangerous anti-social behaviour (such as this) would be at the top of their list…though it seems more often that they’re too busy busting minor drug deals & the like. Note: I have no idea really as to how Police divide their time.

weeziepops 2:37 pm 06 May 09

#7 – agreed. I called the police when I witnessed a woman being run off the road (I was the only one who stopped to help, which surprised me) and they told me to report it at the nearest police station. I had the number plate, described the car and the road it was on. Nothing.

sepi 2:23 pm 06 May 09

I wonder if anyone has tried to report scary drivers since Supt Darryl Neit went public suggesting members of the public do so? It would be interesting to know if the response is any different.

Loose Brown 2:22 pm 06 May 09

That would scare the bezeezus out of me!

andym 2:10 pm 06 May 09

I called the police after an incident where three girls in a car decided to throw bottles of softdrink and whatever else was handy at my vehicle from theirs. I called them as incident was occurring, I had location, number plate etc. Response – nil. not interested, why are you calling us, nothing we can do……WTF?!

monomania 12:15 pm 06 May 09

dvaey said :

I hope you have some luck in resolving this issue, but unfortunately I believe BenMac might be right that its a stolen car. Given the treatment my fathers car received the last time it was stolen (dozens of good quality fingerprints on glass/mirrors when the police found it, all smudged when we got back police claimed they were smudged when they got the car), I doubt the police will seriously follow up the stolen car report much more than putting a report into a computer.

I dont suppose you managed to get even a partial numberplate?

I think the police would treat an incident like this very seriously, might wonder why it was not immediately reported and be the only avenue for accessing the camera footage.

dvaey 10:32 am 06 May 09

Unfortunately you might be out of luck with the camera. Its not a real streaming camera or even a general-view camera, it focuses on the lane its focusing on and not much else. I saw an accident happen in basically the middle of the intersection once, and the police were asking for witnesses as the camera was out-of-view of the accident scene. Even though the accident was in the middle of the intersection for about half an hour there wasnt a single image on the camera of even the damaged cars.

I hope you have some luck in resolving this issue, but unfortunately I believe BenMac might be right that its a stolen car. Given the treatment my fathers car received the last time it was stolen (dozens of good quality fingerprints on glass/mirrors when the police found it, all smudged when we got back police claimed they were smudged when they got the car), I doubt the police will seriously follow up the stolen car report much more than putting a report into a computer.

I dont suppose you managed to get even a partial numberplate?

Weeziepops, Ive seen that car before and the men who drive it and had to have a bit of a laugh too.

BenMac 9:58 am 06 May 09

Sounds like a stolen car. Probably no chance of finding the driver. The car’s probably dumped somewhere.

weeziepops 9:38 am 06 May 09

How awful! Disappointing no-one around did anything to help (ie: quickly call 000 and try and get the po-leece there). I had a similar experience (without the actual contact, thank goodness) with a couple of young “men” in a Magna, license plate “Jessi” (go, macho man), who tormented me for a good stretch of the Parkway a couple of months back.

grunta123 9:25 am 06 May 09

Sounds like a terrifying experience.

Hopefully the only death this dropkick causes is his own. I only have sympathy for the poor emergency service staff that will have to clean up the mess.

colourful sydney rac 9:22 am 06 May 09

denice?

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