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Bad accident Thredbo river bridge

Discussion in 'Perisher' started by Nidecker, Aug 30, 2015.

  1. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    3:40pm multi car accident including head on suspect road will be closed when services get there.
     
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    scottski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Fire engines just leaving jindy now. Haven't seen an ambulance head up yet ,
     
  3. scottski

    scottski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ok, two ambulances just went through the roundabout. Not exactly fast on the response
     
  4. kylep

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    Latest update is 1-lane operating with alternating traffic flow
     
  5. neko

    neko Hard Yards

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    Just heard from someone stuck half way down from Perisher there has been another accident further up the hill, almost head on between an ambulance racing down the hill (in the wrong lane obviously) and a fire truck coming up the hill. Fire truck crashed off the side of the road.

    Very unfortunate way to end the weekend, hope there are no serious injuries in either accident.
     
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  6. ausi ski bum

    ausi ski bum A Local

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    Does that mean some poor sod had a car crash then an ambulance crash just after it, that would suck.
     
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    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hard for emergency services in such conditions. A few years back on the Black Spur near here, a minor collision caused by a guy who was so drunk he couldn't walk resulted in 2 ambulances responding. One of the ambulances missed a bend and flew off the edge of the road killing both ambos :(
     
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  8. absentskier

    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hoping for the best for those involved in those accidents today.
     
  9. Balsta

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    Sometimes emergency service personnel need to think a little before they engage the right foot.

    I nearly got collected by a ******** fiery who thought it was a good idea to have most of his truck in the wrong lane going around a corner over a crest at the bottom of Maquari Pass on the Illawarra Hwy. I had to go off the side of the road into the gravel and was lucky to stay in control and even luckier that there was somewhere off the side for me to go.

    Just because you did some training and are on your way to an emergency doesn't mean you get to drive like a maniac.
     
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  10. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    We are home now, does anyone know if they are all OK? did the traffic clear pretty quickly?
     
  11. familyof5

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    We were on the bus from Perisher to Smigs at about 4.20pm when the fire truck came past us heading downhill. The bus driver said there had been an accident further down. Considered heading to Aldo's for pizza and waiting for things to clear, but ended up listening to an audio book with the kids while we sat in the traffic queue. We managed to get almost to Sawpit Creek rest area before we came to a standstill. I don't think they were letting anyone through at that stage. Took us half an hour to get past the Nat. Park ticket office, 1.5 hrs to get across the bridge at the bottom of the mountain (where the first accident was). One of the cars was still there on the side of the road. On the way to Jindy we passed the tow truck coming to pick it up. Pretty much the whole of one side of the front section of the car was missing.
     
  12. d15812

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    Hopefully all involved are ok. There was 1 very smashed up car sitting on the side of the road by the time we went passed, no sign of any others. The skid marks started in the right hand lane and headed left sharply, one of the cars must have been very much on the wrong side of the road.

    We left Perisher at about 4:40 and didn't hit Jindy until 6:15 but the road was open in both directions by the time we came through so the remaining traffic should have cleared pretty quickly.
     
  13. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    WOW so probably close to 2 hours from PB to Jindy. It was hard to tell what had happened as we passed the accident. There was certainly 2 cars that had collided head on. Then there was another 2 cars, one with bad side swipe, and rear ended by another, and I could be wrong, but I think there were 2 other cars involvled. considered stopping to help but there was limited space, and already a lot of help on scene.. I did lob a new packet of wet ones at one of the helpers, and people were passing on water bottles as well as we drove by.

    Now, I'm not sure of the cause, but we did see a stray cow wandering loose a bit further up the road past the accident!!
     
  14. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo Ski Pass: Gold

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    Young Astro got out just before the accident, but his friends, who were just behind, were pretty much first on scene, and had to hand over phones and jackets.

    Only got them back in Jindy about 8pm.
     
  15. ladycamper

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    What's with handing over jacket and phone?
     
  16. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Jacket = warm = reduce issues from shock.

    Phone = call for help.

    Even if these items were in the effected cars they might not be quickly accessible.
     
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  17. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo Ski Pass: Gold

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    Those in accident also wanted to call family.
     
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  18. ladycamper

    ladycamper One of Us

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    Course makes sense.
     
  19. sixty_eight

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    So they didn't "have to" hand over phones, they just did what they thought was right. And here we were thinking kids of today we just about "me".
     
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  20. ladycamper

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    I've been in occasions where I've let someone else use my phone for a vital call or message as I had Telstra service and there was no service from other networks. Hope those in the crash get well and can enjoy the snow again this year, if not, then next.

    When helps needed out in the sticks, I'd always do what's needed or give them some comfort while waiting for emergency services.
     
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  21. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo Ski Pass: Gold

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    In Life and Death situations, I don't think anyone is going to stress over a high phone bill, or loosing a jacket.

    Phones were handed back quite quickly. But the jackets were left on the non serious accident victims, until they were made safe.

    I ve personally lost a blanket I wrapped an accident victim in when I was first on scene. But that was more a case of not wanting to wait around after Emergency services turned up.

    But I would never hesitate in handing anything over, that may save a life, in an Emergency situation.

    Blankets, phones and jackets can be easily replaced. Lives cannot.

    I don't think I'm in the minority with this thinking.
     
  22. Donza

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    I've heard a Roo was involved.
     
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  23. sixty_eight

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    "Had to hand over phone" conjured up images of Police confiscating phones so nobody could take piccies/videos. I was commending their actions - probably could have conveyed it better.

    Pretty hard to walk up and say "Hello dying person. Can I have my blanket back, I've got a 6:30 I have to get to."
     
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  24. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo Ski Pass: Gold

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    I said "had to", because in the same situation, I would feel morally compelled to do whatever it takes.

    And any common sense regarding financial cost, would not even register.

    But I understand your interpretation. And perhaps I could have phased it better. :)
     
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  25. gareth_oau

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    often police will seize phones as people video stupid (especially hoon) behaviour and this gets used as evidence
     
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  26. Incider

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    Seriously though - who worries about phone bills these days? It's not like it its 1998!
     
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    Was he doing the speed limit?
     
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  29. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo Ski Pass: Gold

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    OK, some more details from the witnesses.

    It seems all accident victims were conscious after the accident. A bloke had a busted shoulder, and a girl, severe abdominal bruising. So she was going to be airlifted to Sydney.

    Didn't hear any reports of roos. But a car did swerve into the side of another car. Causing that car to plough head-on into oncoming traffic.

    Nasty accident, but sounds like, it could have been a lot worse.
     
  30. K_Bird

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    Glad that no one was too seriously hurt. Any update on the emergency services team who were run off the road while responding? Hope they are all okay too.

    Good on your son's mates @Astro66. Hope they are okay having been witnesses to it all
     
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  31. familyof5

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    I heard a report of a chopper leaving Cooma. Maybe around 6pm?? We were still stuck in the traffic at that point.
     
  32. climberman

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    We saw a chopper arriving in Cooma about when an ambance arrived there as well.

    Hope all are ok.
     
  33. Nidecker

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    I don't know about roo, but there was definitely a stray cow on the road only 100meters or so past the accident
     
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    I do, My two teenage daughters contracts are under my name.
     
  35. Incider

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    Unlimited call plans?
     
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    This guy was strutting his stuff at Island Bend a few weeks ago. Huge pecs. Worth avoiding in a car, though not if it meant going into the path of another.
     
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    The "piss off" car kit...
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  38. LMB

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    It's the data that bites parents ....
    Trust me! ;)
     
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    I know a guy who had something like that, a roo jumped in front of him one night while at speed, he hit the brakes, the nose dipped and the roo was big enough that when he hit it, the car flipped as there was no weight in the back.
     
  40. HappyGirl

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    :eek:

    Guessing the key is to not brake and ram it home! LOL
     
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    My kids get as much data as they want to pay for. If they're not old enough to earn it, they don't need it. And they do earn it, but decide they'd rather have cash than data.
     
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    Snap! Kids don't make phone calls these days, they text and imessage and snapchat and instagram chat and FB chat.
     
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    Except with their boyfriend/girlfriend........call goes on for hours:rolleyes:
     
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    Ahhh, I haven't experienced that yet, and mobiles don't work at our house :D
     
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    Haha, I remember a young telecrag on the phone to a girlfriend, she used to really go on. I actually put the phone down (it had a cord, and dial for the numbers!) and made myself a coffee, came back, went 'uh huh' seamless! Ah to be 16 again.
     
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