4 wheel drives collide in outback. One killed

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010 at 09:38
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Incident occurred on a sandhill near Moomba. Link
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Reply By: Member - Teege (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010 at 13:30

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010 at 13:30
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Just guessing, but sounds like the Merty Merty rollercoaster. A really dangerous stretch of road and it's surprising there aren't more crashes there. People don't give it the respect it deserves.

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Follow Up By: Member - Old Girl (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010 at 18:48

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010 at 18:48
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We went over it just after it was graded 08. One of the crests caught us by surprise with a sharp right hander just over the top. Very dangerous even if you are driving to the conditions.

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Reply By: Member - Lionel A (WA) - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010 at 15:22

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010 at 15:22
The link didnt mention 4wds ?


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Follow Up By: Member - Allan B (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010 at 17:10

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010 at 17:10
This one did.... link

But you can't believe everything you read!

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Follow Up By: Member - Allan B (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 25, 2010 at 18:57

Thursday, Mar 25, 2010 at 18:57
A Police media release 24 March:

"Fatal road crash near Moomba
A 40 year old man from Hayborough has died at the scene of a crash
60kms from the Moomba mine area. Two 4WD vehicles crashed at
the crest of a sand hill at about 1.40pm yesterday. South Australia
Police Major Crash Investigators travelled to the scene. The death
takes the road toll to 37 compared to 28 this time last year."

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Follow Up By: Member - Lionel A (WA) - Thursday, Mar 25, 2010 at 20:16

Thursday, Mar 25, 2010 at 20:16
OK, thanks,

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Reply By: Member -Dodger - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010 at 15:52

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010 at 15:52
It is a wonder that they ere on the road at all what with the water coming down from Innamincka.

Have a look at these Pics.Water water everywhere.


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Reply By: hunty01 - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010 at 18:49

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010 at 18:49
RIP Avdi.
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Reply By: Attila - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010 at 21:37

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010 at 21:37
Indeed, RIP Avdi

What was he doing there? Working that's what. Santos takes the health, safety and wellbeing of their employees very seriously. Extensive 4WD training is mandatory for every employee driving a car in the Cooper Basin. No expense is spared for safety in and on their vehicles. Every car has sand dune pole for visibility. It's the rubber neck tourists that own a 4WD think that they are invincible. A man has lost his life, and his family has lost a loved one.

That's what he was doing there.
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