Cyclist Killed in Hit and Run :cry:

Cyclist Killed in Hit and Run :cry:

Postby Aushiker » Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:53 pm

Hi

Not good news ... see Sydney Morning Herald. Sounds like it should be a murder charge.

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Postby Mulger bill » Sat Jun 30, 2007 11:30 pm

:cry: :(

No argument Andrew, in both cases.
Ya can hear the standard excuse now... :roll:

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Postby Aushiker » Sun Jul 01, 2007 1:23 am

Mulger bill wrote::cry: :(

No argument Andrew, in both cases.
Ya can hear the standard excuse now... :roll:

Shaun


What got me was the driver seems to have knocked over the cyclist AND then run over them ... as if it was a separate action. Maybe I misreading it or the report is not clear.

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Postby europa » Sun Jul 01, 2007 11:37 am

Yes, it is sloppy reporting. The cyclist might have been knocked down and fallen under the wheels. But the moron took out a pedestrian at the same time so it wasn't just a 'whoops I got too close'.

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Postby mikesbytes » Sun Jul 01, 2007 4:16 pm

The reporter has used the word "Incident" rather than "accident".
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Postby europa » Sun Jul 01, 2007 4:43 pm

mikesbytes wrote:The reporter has used the word "Incident" rather than "accident".


Ah ha. I bet the cyclist screamed BANZAI, threw his bike onto the footpath then himself under the vehicle :?

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Postby Aushiker » Sun Jul 01, 2007 4:51 pm

europa wrote:
mikesbytes wrote:The reporter has used the word "Incident" rather than "accident".


Ah ha. I bet the cyclist screamed BANZAI, threw his bike onto the footpath then himself under the vehicle :?

Her I believe.

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Postby beauyboy » Mon Jul 02, 2007 4:17 pm

From what I read in the Courier ( the dunny paper it is ) the Girl/Lady was walking her bike with someone else.

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Postby Aushiker » Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:18 am

This was posted in aus.bicycle:

Yep. From ABC news:
"Police have charged a teenager over a fatal hit-and-run accident in
far north Queensland.
...
An 18-year old man has been charged with manslaughter and callous
disregard."


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Postby europa » Tue Jul 03, 2007 8:11 am

Good stuff. They're probably soaking the old bus ticket now [/cynic]

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punishment for these crimes - smack on the wrist with a wet bus ticket :?
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