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Scooter involved in Bonython collision

By johnboy 12 April 2011 27


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A 9-year-old boy is in a critical condition at The Canberra Hospital following a collision with a car earlier this morning (Tuesday, April 12)

About 9am the boy was on his way to school on his scooter when he has collided with a car on Hurtle Avenue, out front of Bonython Primary School.

ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team is investigating the collision.

Hurtle Avenue is temporarily closed while police conduct investigations.

The boy is being treated at The Canberra Hospital for head injuries.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision are asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Davo111 3:34 pm 16 Apr 11

Mobug said :

it was a commodore that was involved in this accident.

commodore drivers again! ban them!

Mobug 10:55 am 16 Apr 11

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BicycleCanberra11:28 pm, 13 Apr 11


BicycleCanberra said :”

I drop my chidren off at school by car every week but I certainty do not park in no stopping zones or on natural strips or double park as many parents do. I am not blaming the car driver but if you a driving a huge 4 wheel drive or a people mover your vision to see children is obscured.

What has the 4 wheel drive (or people mover) got do with this concidering it was a commodore that was involved in this accident. Infact the 4 wheel drive that was seen at the accident was driven by the lady who was firt to attend to the child, and able to apply first aid while taking control of all the on-lookers asking them to move their children away and in to class. she Asked someone to get a blanket for the child, Then held him to help arrive . And i must add that the reson for that lady to be driving such a big car (people mover) as you called it, is because she has 5 children of her own. I personly think we are all lucky to have people like herself in our community

helpless 5:02 am 16 Apr 11

drop my chidren off at school by car every week but I certainty do not park in no stopping zones or on natural strips or double park as many parents do. I am not blaming the car driver but if you a driving a huge 4 wheel drive or a people mover your vision to see children is obscured.

BicycleCanberra said :

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I drop my chidren off at school by car every week but I certainty do not park in no stopping zones or on natural strips or double park as many parents do. I am not blaming the car driver but if you a driving a huge 4 wheel drive or a people mover your vision to see children is obscured.

WHAT? and i mean what has a 4 wheel drive got to do with this? when the car that was involved in this incident was a commodore. In fact the 4 wheel drive that you would have seen at the acident belonged to the lady who was first to the child and was the person who cared enough to provid first aid and controll the situation by asking all the on lookers to take their children away from there, she asked for a blanklet for him and stayed holding him to help arrived. So again what has the 4 wheel drive got to do with this?

family 12:35 am 15 Apr 11

sad said :

when you were a 9 year old child did your mum tell you to wear sunscreen, put a jumper on, wear your helmet, look before you cross, brush your teeth?? did you do everything she told you to?? When you were a 9 year old child did your mum tell you to stop backflipping off the side of the pool before you cracked your head open, not to jump off the trampoline like that or you’ll break something, to stop before the corner or you’ll get hit by a car?? Of course she did and of course you didn’t. You were 9 and adults didn’t know what they were talking about. Adults know better and should always be on the look out for children who think we don’t.

For everyone out there claiming to know this boy and then continuing to gossip about helmets, stationary cars and walking streets shame on you! A 9 year old child that you apparently know is lying in an intensive care unit fighting for his life and this is what your doing for him!! I certainly hope that in between your postings you managed to start organising some get well cards to be signed by his class and friends to send him for when he comes out of his coma. And of course the cards from yourselves to. . . considering you know him and all.

well said

crankypantswhatsup 12:00 am 15 Apr 11

I do not agree with banning cars away from the school, the principal needs to organise a better system for pick up and drop off. My son goes to a school where no parent is aloud to get of the car at pick up and drop off time………..unless you park in spaces provided…this is for a school of 700 hundred students and each class teacher walks the class to a meeting point and parents have students name on the windscreen with laminated coating…this system is working well and if all school principals could get together to share ideas and what is working and what is not and ACCIDENTS like this would not happen…….

At this time it is currently not compulsory for helmets to be worn while riding non-motorised scooters in the ACT. In 2004, however, the National Transport Commission restricted the use of scooters on roads, which, among other things, prevented the use of scooters on roads with a speed limit of over 50km/h. The speed limit at the school is 40km/h.

Have just spoken to his mum earlier today. We have been friends since we were both 17 and her son and my son are friends, she has asked me to act on her behalf. He is still the same but tomorrow is another hopeful day. The injuries are pretty serious and can not happen if the car was stationary, impossible actually….there is so many stories going around I was personally told that the woman was on her mobile phone…really??? This happenes all the time and who here has not ever seen that? see? Who is to know? Nobody knows what to believe…

He could have easily have swerved to miss another student coming towards him that was riding a bike, or a person that was walking across him and he lost control and went towards the car……..it could be anything!, It is all just idle gossip…..

And the only person who knows the truth is lying in the ICU unit in Sydney in a COMA…….and the woman who hit him…..well who knows the truth really? I guess we can only depend on the police that were on the scene doing their job and have taken the statements from the witnesses..and i doubt very much that they can tell what has actually happened in a few hours.

And the truth will come out in the end……..in the mean time we should all just focus and pray for him to get better and have a speedy recovery……and at the end of the day accidents happen, it is just a sad fact that it happened to a little man that we all love……xox

georgesgenitals 7:03 am 14 Apr 11

sad said :

when you were a 9 year old child did your mum tell you to wear sunscreen, put a jumper on, wear your helmet, look before you cross, brush your teeth?? did you do everything she told you to?? When you were a 9 year old child did your mum tell you to stop backflipping off the side of the pool before you cracked your head open, not to jump off the trampoline like that or you’ll break something, to stop before the corner or you’ll get hit by a car?? Of course she did and of course you didn’t. You were 9 and adults didn’t know what they were talking about. Adults know better and should always be on the look out for children who think we don’t.
For everyone out there claiming to know this boy and then continuing to gossip about helmets, stationary cars and walking streets shame on you! A 9 year old child that you apparently know is lying in an intensive care unit fighting for his life and this is what your doing for him!! I certainly hope that in between your postings you managed to start organising some get well cards to be signed by his class and friends to send him for when he comes out of his coma. And of course the cards from yourselves to. . . considering you know him and all.

It sounds like someone was in their car and a kid on a scooter smashed into them. Of course people feel sorry for the poor kid, but how is dicussing the issues around it offensive? Most people here just want schools to be a safer place.

sad 11:44 pm 13 Apr 11

when you were a 9 year old child did your mum tell you to wear sunscreen, put a jumper on, wear your helmet, look before you cross, brush your teeth?? did you do everything she told you to?? When you were a 9 year old child did your mum tell you to stop backflipping off the side of the pool before you cracked your head open, not to jump off the trampoline like that or you’ll break something, to stop before the corner or you’ll get hit by a car?? Of course she did and of course you didn’t. You were 9 and adults didn’t know what they were talking about. Adults know better and should always be on the look out for children who think we don’t.
For everyone out there claiming to know this boy and then continuing to gossip about helmets, stationary cars and walking streets shame on you! A 9 year old child that you apparently know is lying in an intensive care unit fighting for his life and this is what your doing for him!! I certainly hope that in between your postings you managed to start organising some get well cards to be signed by his class and friends to send him for when he comes out of his coma. And of course the cards from yourselves to. . . considering you know him and all.

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