Fatal At the Ateco Challange last night.

Submitted: Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 20:21
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Wait till Today Tonight tacks this one onto their little anti 4wd scam.

RIP to the dude.
Condolances to family and friends.

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http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/07/26/1059084244676.html

Man crushed under four-wheel-drive
Saturday 26 July 2003, 8:30 AM

A man in his 20s died in hospital in central Victoria after being crushed under a four-wheel drive.

A spokesman for Rural Ambulance said the man was taking part in a four-wheel drive event on a private property between Seymour and Yea when the accident occurred.

Paramedics were called about 8.19pm (AEST) after a vehicle rolled, trapping the young man underneath.

The man was rushed to the Yea Hospital but he died shortly after arrival from severe chest injuries, the ambulance spokesman said.

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Reply By: Waynepd (NSW) - Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 21:20

Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 21:20
What can you say. It can be a dangerous sport and, regardless of the safety measures, accidents happen. Very sad for the guy's family. I join Truckster in offering my condolences.

Cheers
waynepd
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Reply By: Martyn (WA) - Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 21:58

Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 21:58
Ditto, what can you say, a sad day, what a waste of a life, I offer my sincere condolences to family and friends. Keep the shiny side up
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Reply By: dixie - Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 23:24

Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 23:24
Yes a sad event, but ! was this guy a spectator or driver/passenger?? was he wearing a seatbelt?? Its only as safe as YOU make it !
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Follow Up By: Browny - Sunday, Jul 27, 2003 at 11:12

Sunday, Jul 27, 2003 at 11:12
I read on another site he was the passenger. Apparently thrown from the vehicle during a roll over, that ended up on top of him.

Very sad result from an orginised event.

Condolences to family and friends.

Browny
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Jul 27, 2003 at 15:17

Sunday, Jul 27, 2003 at 15:17
Not wanting to run any speculation, but apparently he was wearing a seatbelt, the car wasnt a heap of crap hacked comp truck, but could have been come component failure of some form - told by a competitor that was as end of stage 1 waiting to get thru to stage 2.

I just think its sad, such a young bloke 20yrs old...
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Reply By: chopper - Sunday, Jul 27, 2003 at 07:28

Sunday, Jul 27, 2003 at 07:28
:-(

let's just hope it is recognised as what it is, a terrible accident.

I extend my sympathies.
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Reply By: Steve from Drive Systems Victoria - Sunday, Jul 27, 2003 at 09:06

Sunday, Jul 27, 2003 at 09:06
Now watch the ramifications start after this. Insurance,Litigation,Licenses,Roadworthys,permits etc,etc.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Jul 27, 2003 at 15:15

Sunday, Jul 27, 2003 at 15:15
Exactly what I said on OUterlimits.

Bye bye 4wd events...
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Reply By: bruce.h (WA) - Sunday, Jul 27, 2003 at 15:26

Sunday, Jul 27, 2003 at 15:26
its not tragic to die doing what you love,it is tragic to lie on ones death bed looking back & wishing that you had done this or tried that, i add my condolances to the family & freinds also my simpathy to the driver who must now suffer the wrath of the fenatical self rightous few who would rap us all in cotten wool.& to anybody who knows him stand by him regardless of the circamstances of this accident for he will need your support
to the rest the cotton wool rable can only succede if we are silent & dont stand up for our rigths to enjoy life our way
Bruce
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