Police need info

in light of an incident near Busselton today, police are chasing information.

“If you were on the Bussell Highway and can assist with this appeal regarding a white four wheel drive towing a large boat, please call Police on 131 444.”

 

https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/wa/flying-debris-injures-driver-on-bussell-highway-ng-b881071713z

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Fri, 2019-01-11 16:45

Just seen some footage of this, looks like the hard top off the boat has come off and gone through the windscreen of the car behind it. 

 

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He is screwed  

Fri, 2019-01-11 16:49

He is screwed  

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depends - not if it was

Sat, 2019-01-12 11:23

depends - not if it was secured or he had no reason to believe it wasn't - doesn't quite look like a hardtop to me (not complete at least)

hope the driver pulls through and recovers

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 not good at all. hope the

Fri, 2019-01-11 18:18

 not good at all. hope the driver makes it through. feel for the boat owner with him knowing it was his belongings that did the damage. at least he came forward and not tried to hide

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Why would he hide? It was the

Sat, 2019-01-12 20:03

Why would he hide? It was the hard top that came off...he's in the clear.

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 you dont know what people do

Sat, 2019-01-12 21:03

 you dont know what people do when this sort of things happen. its happened in the past where there was an accident where similar thing happened and the driver never came forward but got found out a month or two later and was charged with neglecting to report an accident . 

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 Nasty! Hope the bloke

Fri, 2019-01-11 19:44

 Nasty! Hope the bloke recovers.

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 Not sounding promising I'm

Fri, 2019-01-11 23:11

 Not sounding promising I'm afraid. 

Where was the footage posted Dale, I'm intrigued as to which part of the boat caused the carnage.

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Bad news

Sat, 2019-01-12 08:07

 Footage is at the top of the Perth Now page. Hard top or part of it. Coming home from Perth last week a kayak flew off a car's roof rack on the freeway very nearly causing an accident then a few k's up the road was a few crab nets and an esky in the middle of the lane.

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Mon, 2019-01-14 07:58

Just read this guy has passed away, he was apparently a stalwart in the WA basketball scene. So sad, RIP Anthony Exeter.

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 Yeah heard on radio. Not

Mon, 2019-01-14 09:17

 Yeah heard on radio. Not good news . Condolences to the family. 

Goes to show the importance of securing everytbing when traveling.  Anything can happen

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Agree Russ.

Mon, 2019-01-14 09:56

 Just goes to show how we take things for granted.

Who would think to make sure the Hard Top was secure ?

Not sure if it was a factory fitted unit or a home made one.

Never the less, a very sad result.

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Sad news.

Mon, 2019-01-14 09:54

 Sorry to hear he lost his fight.

Freak accident with a very sad result.

Condolences to the family.

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 Very sad indeed.We can only

Mon, 2019-01-14 10:36

 Very sad indeed.

We can only hope that sanity prevails if it does prove to be just a tragic accident.

Looking for someone to blame as sometimes happens may just double the terrible consequences.

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 I agree Rob and although

Mon, 2019-01-14 14:37

 I agree Rob and although this is a tragedy it highlights the importance of keeping a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you!

I just drove that stretch of road and everyone's in a hurry sitting on the car in fronts arse.

I don't know whether that was the case in this instance but perhaps the outcome might have been much different if the car trailing the boat was further back.

 

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 Too true, there are always

Mon, 2019-01-14 14:56

 Too true, there are always the assholes who take  that space as somewhere to overtake into.
Friday I'll be towing the boat down to Perthg along Indian Ocean Rd, fingers crossed it sall good...

 

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 That's why I'm loving the

Mon, 2019-01-14 20:57

 That's why I'm loving the adaptive cruise control in the Ranger Boony. It maintains the safe distance from all the tailgating dimwits in front. Doesn't stop the clowns up my ginger though who feel the need to pressure you to go faster. 

I'me very interested to hear the facts on this one.

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Mon, 2019-01-14 21:17

He wasn’t tail gating, he was heading the other way. 

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 Thanks for the info Dale and

Mon, 2019-01-14 21:35

 Thanks for the info Dale and my apologies.

 

Makes more sense now, such an unlucky fuck up. 

 

Two families torn apart for a very long time I would say. 

 

Dale where did you get that info from?

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Tue, 2019-01-15 13:42

Heard it on the ABC news I think. 

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