Death at 4wd park

Submitted: Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 07:54
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Reply By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 09:07

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 09:07
Bugger!

I had a close call once in an extremely lifted 80 series (I could be right in saying 10''). The only thing stopping us from hitting the ground 300m away was a tree. That ruined hills for me and 6 yrs on only just starting to trust a 4wd on a hill.

Just glad no one else stayed in the car I guess.....

Laura
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Reply By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 09:27

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 09:27
*Women are like elephants. I like to look at them, but I wouldn't want to own one*

These days they dont look any different by viewing them from behind either !


Arrrh i think i better log off now...
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Reply By: Member - Vince B (NSW) - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 09:59

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 09:59
Hi Al.
Two children were wisked from the 4wd before it flipped over 100m down an embankment..The driver was thrown through the sunroof.
Two very lucky kids!!!.
Vince
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Follow Up By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 10:13

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 10:13
"The driver was thrown through the sunroof."

No seatbelt??
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 10:18

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 10:18
I'd guess his seatbelt was undone when getting the kids out, and being on a steep slope, was unable to do it up again because it may have locked.
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Reply By: Mark & Jo, S/side, Bris - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 11:23

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 11:23
That would be at Cityview. Not saying anything at all against cityview here, but my personal opinion after driving on many of the tracks there when they first opened was I didn't much like them because many were quite narrow and no room for error otherwise your wheels would be straight over the edge.

ExplorOz members sympathies and thoughts with the family and our fellow enthusiast who has lost his life for a hobby that we all love.

Cheers
Jo
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Reply By: Scubaroo - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 21:41

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 21:41
Condolences to the family and friends, and those present.

Hard to judge from just a single newspaper article if it's correct, but the article said "The chain snapped". It's a possibility that an unrated chain may have been used in the recovery attempt?

Having said that, who knows what the actual facts are - the number of articles on scuba diving deaths that refer to "oxygen tanks" is mind boggling. Oxygen is toxic below about 10m depth, 99% of dives are conducted using air, but that never stops them from being reported as "oxygen" tanks. The "chain" might have been a rated winch cable, snatch trap, tow strap, etc.
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Follow Up By: str- Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 14:15

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 14:15
apparently the chain was around a tree as a back up while he was getting in and out setting up the recocery... hence no seat belt.
I dont think they even got to attempt a recovery... but I was told third hand...
Not good either way...
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Follow Up By: str- Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 07:57

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 07:57
Sorry I stand corrected.. it was a recovery with a chain.
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