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Three ring circus camped on Northbourne Avenue

By johnboy - 4 August 2011 43

police roadblock

The death in Braddon this morning has seen more police vehicles than can be counted parked on the Southbound Lanes of Northbourne Avenue.

I swung by this morning and noted no less than a sergeant out on picket duty.

Here’s some more pictures.

The traffic backing up through Turner was impressive:

traffic in turner

police at the rex

police at the flats

police on Northbourne

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43 Responses to
Three ring circus camped on Northbourne Avenue
carnardly 11:20 am 04 Aug 11

quote: “Why does this necessitate closing all southbound lanes of an arterial road during peak hour?”

Well, outside the flats might mean near or immediately next to the road. I personally feel more for the family of this person than any of the poor folk stuck in traffic. Maybe they police wanted to do everything they can to determine whether there was any foul play involved.

If a pedestrian got run over then the exact same blockage would probably occur.

what a horrible comment.

Keijidosha 11:17 am 04 Aug 11

Keijidosha said :

The media release says that the body was located “outside a block of flats”. Why does this necessitate closing all southbound lanes of an arterial road during peak hour?

Sorry, I need to emphasise that I wasn’t saying the worst part of somebody’s death was an inconvenience to traffic. I was only questioning how the crime scene was handled by Police.

Classified 11:14 am 04 Aug 11

chewy14 said :

It looked like there was every cop in Canberra there.
Would have been a perfect time to commit crime elsewhere.

Like talking on your mobile phone while driving?

Jivrashia 11:05 am 04 Aug 11

Keijidosha said :

Why does this necessitate closing all southbound lanes of an arterial road during peak hour?

Do you remember the stabbing of a man by a girlfriend on N.bourne Ave some time ago (opposite to the Information Centre). Although it occurred on the footpath it necessitated one of the northbound lanes to be close in order to collect evidence.

I have a feeling that this deceased man was hit by a car, which means that the evidence is all over the southbound road (blood, clothes, bits from car, etc).

chewy14 11:00 am 04 Aug 11

It looked like there was every cop in Canberra there.
Would have been a perfect time to commit crime elsewhere.

Innovation 10:30 am 04 Aug 11

johnboy said :

I was particularly impressed by the young woman in the maroon Peugeot who rubbernecked slowly past 20 police while talking on her mobile phone.

I wanted to type that this was hilarious but I suppose it’s bitter sweet (’cause obviously someone died). Can I suggest the following amendment to the media release in the other thread “For the months of August and September, ACT Policing will be targeting the use of mobile telephones while driving as part of its road safety campaign….. so long as there isn’t a death in the area.

dtc 10:25 am 04 Aug 11

Turner (and O’connor) completely gridlocked, but I couldnt see any traffic control. Was there any attempt to make things go a bit faster?

smeeagain 10:22 am 04 Aug 11

Keijidosha said :

The media release says that the body was located “outside a block of flats”. Why does this necessitate closing all southbound lanes of an arterial road during peak hour?

I guess it depends on whether it is “just” a death or a suspicious death. If there’s anything suspicious and theres evidence on the road that needs to be collected, photographed, measured etc, the road needs to be free of traffic for them to do it. There is no mention in the article whether it is suspicious or not. Hit and run? Stabbing? Drug OD? Jump from a balcony? Who knows.

troll-sniffer 10:15 am 04 Aug 11

Wouldn’t have happened if he was wearing a helmet.

6matt9 10:08 am 04 Aug 11

johnboy said :

I was particularly impressed by the young woman in the maroon Peugeot who rubbernecked slowly past 20 police while talking on her mobile phone.

Haha! Some people just don’t care, do they.!? Unbelievable.

Mysteryman 10:08 am 04 Aug 11

johnboy said :

I was particularly impressed by the young woman in the maroon Peugeot who rubbernecked slowly past 20 police while talking on her mobile phone.

So Canberra.

anotherpublicserv 10:05 am 04 Aug 11

johnboy said :

I was particularly impressed by the young woman in the maroon Peugeot who rubbernecked slowly past 20 police while talking on her mobile phone.

Haha love it.

This morning’s situation was positive for us Southsiders, I found it very easy to get parking at work.

johnboy 9:54 am 04 Aug 11

I was particularly impressed by the young woman in the maroon Peugeot who rubbernecked slowly past 20 police while talking on her mobile phone.

6matt9 9:48 am 04 Aug 11

No one likes to hear news of people being found dead but the traffic congestion was like nothing I’ve seen in this fair city! It took me an hour to get from Watson to the ANU this morning.

Keijidosha 9:44 am 04 Aug 11

The media release says that the body was located “outside a block of flats”. Why does this necessitate closing all southbound lanes of an arterial road during peak hour?

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