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    Reports that four members have been confirmed dead after being hit by a semi-trailer on a freeway in Kew, eastern Melbourne while conducting a traffic stop. Driver of the vehicle that had been pulled over flew the scene after the collusion. Early reports indicate the driver of the semi-trailer suffered a medical emergency just prior to the crash and has been taken to hospital. This marks the largest loss of life in Victorian Police history. Tragic all around.

    https://amp.9news.com.au/article/1d1...7-7bc88b4cd81e
    Last edited by CaptainKangaroo5691; 04-22-2020, 05:42 AM.

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    The driver of the car stopped had the gall to post photos of the members' bodies to social media before fleeing. He was arrested in a pharmacy in inner-city Melbourne after bragging to staff about the incident. The truck driver who caused the collision is under police guard in hospital. It's not clear at this stage how it occurred.

    The members' have been named as Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor, Constable Glen Humphris, Senior Constable Kevin King and Constable Josh Prestney. Constable Prestney graduated in November and was only on his second shift at Kew station.

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    Last edited by CaptainKangaroo5691; 04-24-2020, 07:58 AM. Reason: Corrected details

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    • #3
      It seems the truck driver was on meth at the time of the collision. It's still unclear how the crash occurred, though. The driver of the vehicle that the members stopped took photos and filmed them dead and dying, abusing LSC Taylor over the damage to his car. He then proceeded to send the images and video through social media. Unbelievably disgusting.

      A man accused of fleeing the scene of a crash that killed four police officers in Melbourne has faced court...

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      • #4
        The truck driver has been charged with four counts of culpable driving. The Porsche driver is in protective custody in prison.

        Meanwhile, in further tragic news, a senior South Australian police officer has been killed in Adelaide after a driver ran a red light, striking hers and another vehicle, also killing the driver of the latter.

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        • #5
          12 ago months today,

          https://www.9news.com.au/national/ea...c-cbf7ab6fd6af

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          • #6
            And what happened with the driver of the car?

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            • #7
              The driver of the tractor-trailer rig was a drug dealer high on meth. He got a plea deal of 22 years in prison. Sounds AWFULLY light...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by CCCSD View Post
                And what happened with the driver of the car?
                Still awaiting sentence.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Aidokea View Post
                  The driver of the tractor-trailer rig was a drug dealer high on meth. He got a plea deal of 22 years in prison. Sounds AWFULLY light...
                  Agreed, as would most Australians, particularly police officers both serving and retired.

                  There is general dissatisfaction in Australia as to the light sentences being handed out by our courts and also as to the granting of bail.

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                  • #10
                    Really sad all around. An incident like this is as senseless as it gets.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by JohnKelly View Post

                      Agreed, as would most Australians, particularly police officers both serving and retired.

                      There is general dissatisfaction in Australia as to the light sentences being handed out by our courts and also as to the granting of bail.
                      Seems you all are having the same problem we have here. Couldn't tell you if its a money issue or a complicity issue when it comes to how sentences are being issued.

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