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A group in NSW's southwest ignored a man who'd fallen off the back of their ute but they stopped to pick up alcohol that also fell out of the vehicle, police say.The 31-year-old man, from Rochester in Victoria, died after striking his head on the road when he fell from the vehicle as it turned from Maude Road into Nap Nap Road at the town of Maude, in the early hours of this morning.The man was one of several passengers in the rear of the ute at the time.The ute's driver and other passengers did nothing to help him.But they did stop to pick up cartons of alcohol, which had also fallen from the vehicle, before driving off, police told reporters in Sydney.A short time after the ute incident, people in another vehicle tried to help the injured man but emergency services workers could not revive him.
Originally posted by civilchallenger
One of several passengers "fell" off along with some booze. Their "friends" stop and pick up only the booze? I'm sorry that just isn't 100% believable to me. I think maybe he did not fall off. I think he may have been pushed off.
It is not known how well the deceased man knew the other passengers in the vehicle, Mr Cassar said. "He may well have met them at the hotel, just before leaving."
I would say that the odds are in favor of the driver being intoxicated. What kind of law do you think would be beneficial for an intoxicated driver? That is just a bad idea.
If that is the case then the legal framework is just as much to blame as the driver, since laws should be made that make such a situation beneficial to the driver to stop and help in what way possible.
Speculation. Hard to conclude without being there, and knowing the people involved.
I don't think this was simply a case of "Oh well he fell off but he'll probably be just fine... lets just keep going"