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Road rage on Monaro today almost killed us

By lucifuge - 20 September 2014 35

My partner and I are very lucky to be alive this afternoon….

At approx 3:10pm this afternoon, we experienced horrific road rage directed at us on the Monaro Hwy. It happened in the direction going from Civic to Hume about 1km or so of the Alexander Maconochie Centre. An “electric blue” coloured ute (pretty sure it was a like a 2009-ish Ford with hardtop rear cover + spoiler) had been tailgating us aggressively. My partner was driving and she commented on how close it was, I glanced and was shocked as it appeared to be really close to us. We were in the overtaking lane and was intending to pass one final car and allow him (yes, young male) to pass. He immediately accelerates and drives between us and the car we were passing. Side by side to us, he swerves into our car and nudges us off the road at 100kph. My girlfriend realises she is heading straight towards a tree and manages to brilliantly steer past it just missing and a subsequent tree. We came to a stop after some time and were both obviously shaken up and sickened by what had happened. The rage was so high he didn’t even car he was damaging his own car in the process.

It was all so fast an unfortunately no chance of no. plate recognition. But he left blue paint on the our passenger front wheel so he must white on his panel. We both are feeling shaken up and quite sick in the stomach. Made a police report and another lady stopped which was nice, got her details for insurance as a witness.

This is stab in the dark, but if anyone witnessed this event and may have any further information please post back.

 

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Road rage on Monaro today almost killed us
Antagonist 9:21 am 22 Sep 14

magiccar9 said :

lucifuge said :

I think you are correct on the dash cams. Sad necessity, but its the world we live in.

I can’t remember exactly about performance enhancements suggesting the type of car, but got impression it was more than the standard utes. If I had to guess I’d say something like 2002/2003 R8 Maloo. But it was very electric blue in colour and sounded like a V8.

Which is it, a Holden or Ford? In your initial post you say Ford, now you say Maloo. If the only thing you’re certain about was the colour I’d assume it was a Ford, based on (to the best of my knowledge) Holden not making their utes in electric blue. I’ve only seen Ford’s in this colour.

Holden do a colour called Voodoo Blue, which is available on utes. Holden drivers hate being told how good their dirty Holden looks in Ford Blue 🙂

So what do we know:
1. Late model Ford or Holden ute.
2. ‘Electric blue’ in colour.
3. Has a hard lid on the tray, probably with a spoiler on it as well.
4. Ute is likely to have damage to drivers side, possibly with white paint still on it.
5. The driver has serious anger problems.

If I see anything like it, I will be sure to pass on the details. Now go out and get yourself a dash cam.

Alexandra Craig 8:51 am 22 Sep 14

lucifuge said :

Were not sure if it was a Ford or Holden, I’m not up on those cars; I can only guess, but it was definitely electric blue and a powerful Aussie ute.

We did report to police and filed an online report.

Glad you reported it to the police. Chances are they probably know of this guy. Is there still blue paint on your car? Can they take a swab of it for evidence?

lucifuge 6:26 am 22 Sep 14

Were not sure if it was a Ford or Holden, I’m not up on those cars; I can only guess, but it was definitely electric blue and a powerful Aussie ute.

We did report to police and filed an online report.

dkNigs 10:24 pm 21 Sep 14

Maybe contact the police and see if the Prison has high res camera’s directed at the road? Make the report, and they might be able to get the number plate from footage.

Mysteryman 7:29 pm 21 Sep 14

Contact the police. Give them as much information as you have. Chances are the car travels that road frequently and they may just keep a car waiting around there over the next few days to watch for him.

I’ve heard of it happening before in situations like this where they were unable to get the plates the first time, and the car was easy to distinguish. You can also try posting on facebook groups like Tyson’s.

I’m glad you’re both ok!

Lazy I 6:51 pm 21 Sep 14

Did you report this to Police?

I can’t help but be reminded of this epic thread from The RiotACT vault:
http://the-riotact.com/road-rage-attack-information-wanted/45602

magiccar9 5:32 pm 21 Sep 14

lucifuge said :

I think you are correct on the dash cams. Sad necessity, but its the world we live in.

I can’t remember exactly about performance enhancements suggesting the type of car, but got impression it was more than the standard utes. If I had to guess I’d say something like 2002/2003 R8 Maloo. But it was very electric blue in colour and sounded like a V8.

Which is it, a Holden or Ford? In your initial post you say Ford, now you say Maloo. If the only thing you’re certain about was the colour I’d assume it was a Ford, based on (to the best of my knowledge) Holden not making their utes in electric blue. I’ve only seen Ford’s in this colour.

lucifuge 4:23 pm 21 Sep 14

I think you are correct on the dash cams. Sad necessity, but its the world we live in.

I can’t remember exactly about performance enhancements suggesting the type of car, but got impression it was more than the standard utes. If I had to guess I’d say something like 2002/2003 R8 Maloo. But it was very electric blue in colour and sounded like a V8.

Antagonist said :

Two words: Dash cam. With the increasing incidence of stupidity and anger on Canberra roads, we have them in both of the family cars.

Just out of interest, were you able to see if the bonnet had the distinctive hump of some high performance models? Or if the hardcover on the tray also had a hump (raised at the cabin end of the ute, sloping downwards back towards the spoiler) or was it a flat cover flush with the top of the tray?

lucifuge 4:21 pm 21 Sep 14

As I said it was approx 1km before the AMC, where it is 100kph.

Genie said :

missknowitall said :

I passed and saw the two cars stopped. Not sure about this incident as you do say you were going 100km/hr but I drive this way twice daily, the amount of times I have to get in the left lane to overtake someone doing 80km or less is ridiculous and extremely frustrating.

Correct me if wrong but isn’t the stretch of road they’re referring to only 80km ? Around the AMC intersection is def 80km

Antagonist 11:39 am 21 Sep 14

Two words: Dash cam. With the increasing incidence of stupidity and anger on Canberra roads, we have them in both of the family cars.

Just out of interest, were you able to see if the bonnet had the distinctive hump of some high performance models? Or if the hardcover on the tray also had a hump (raised at the cabin end of the ute, sloping downwards back towards the spoiler) or was it a flat cover flush with the top of the tray?

watto23 10:03 am 21 Sep 14

If i ever see someone tailgating or driving like a idiot near me, the first thing i do is read the number plate and repeat it a few times. If i need to recall it, I’ll at least have a good chance of doing so.
I have noticed i get more road rage while on my motorcycle P’s than in a car and i pretty much drive the same way! This is where i think the reliance of speed cameras is to the detriment of everything else. Too few cops on the road these days IMO.

Genie 9:46 am 21 Sep 14

missknowitall said :

I passed and saw the two cars stopped. Not sure about this incident as you do say you were going 100km/hr but I drive this way twice daily, the amount of times I have to get in the left lane to overtake someone doing 80km or less is ridiculous and extremely frustrating.

Correct me if wrong but isn’t the stretch of road they’re referring to only 80km ? Around the AMC intersection is def 80km

justin heywood 8:53 am 21 Sep 14

missknowitall said :

…..the amount of times I have to get in the left lane to overtake someone doing 80km or less is ridiculous and extremely frustrating.

I know satire/sarcasm is hard to convey on a blog post. At least I’m hoping that’s what it was.

Even if the OP was going 20km/h, the nut job in the ute is at fault.

missknowitall 8:15 am 21 Sep 14

I passed and saw the two cars stopped. Not sure about this incident as you do say you were going 100km/hr but I drive this way twice daily, the amount of times I have to get in the left lane to overtake someone doing 80km or less is ridiculous and extremely frustrating.

dannybear 8:31 pm 20 Sep 14

Sorry to hear about your horrible experience! Had an almost indenticle incident in the same spot a few years back, that stretch must bring out the loonies.

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