Grandfather fatally hit on freeway may have been trying to retrieve hat

The Sydney Morning Herald 3 weeks ago

Police are investigating whether a Melbourne grandfather who was fatally hit by a car after getting out of his vehicle on a busy freeway was trying to retrieve his hat which had blown away.

Werribee grandfather Armando 'Andrew' Dalmazio, 54, was driving with his three-year-old grandson on the Princes Freeway in Point Cook when he was got out of his white Alfa-Romeo convertible and was hit by a white Hilux about 4.30pm on Thursday.

Werribee grandfather Armando 'Andrew' Dalmazio, 54.

"We have been able to ascertain that prior to the collision he was standing beside a white Alfa-Romeo convertible in the emergency lane ... we don't really know why he crossed the road at this stage but in doing so he's been struck by a Hilux and sustained fatal injuries," Sergeant Marty Wallace said on Friday.

"He had crossed two lanes into the third lane."

Police are examining the possibility that his hat had blown off, prompting him to cross the road to get it.

"That is one theory we are looking at, but we are not definitively saying that's the situation, but we are looking at that. We don't know why otherwise the vehicle would have stopped."

Mr Dalmazio's three-year-old grandson was out for a drive with his grandfather when the incident occurred. Another driver stopped and looked after the child following the crash. It's not known whether he witnessed it.

The driver of the white Hilux, a 31-year-old Carlton man, was not injured.

"It's a tragedy," Sergeant Wallace said.

"The person who has died yesterday has made a poor decision, hasn't really thought the risks through, and when you're on the roads, especially in those high-speed zones, you really need to be aware of what's going on around you."

Mr Dalmazio's family are struggling to come to terms with his death.

"They are doing it very difficult," Sergeant Wallace said. "It's a very out-of-the-blue occurrence and it's got to be horrific for them as well."

Investigators wish to speak to the driver of a black Mercedes who it is understood was also stopped in the emergency lane near the victim’s car, however, he left before police arrived.

The man's death came just 24 hours after the death of another man on the Western Ring Road in Sunshine West.

The road toll in Victoria is 240, compared with 180 this time last year.

Police are appealing for witnesses or drivers with dashcam footage to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Source link
Read also:
Breitbart › 4 days ago
A truck hanging off the side of a bridge on northbound 710 Freeway connector to the 60 Freeway in Los Angeles caused the freeway to shut down.
CBS Local › 1 month ago
The shootings occurred on the 110 Freeway at the 405 Freeway junction.
CBS News › 1 month ago
The grandfather of a toddler who died after falling 11 stories from a cruise ship window in Puerto Rico was charged in her death. Chloe Wiegand, 18 months old, fell in July when her grandfather lifted her up to an open window. He is accused of...
CBS Local › 1 month ago
The crash happened at 3:40 a.m. on the eastbound 101 Freeway, just west of Ventura Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
ABC News › Incident › 2 months ago
Authorities are searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck a pony that was loose on a Los Angeles-area freeway, leaving the small horse slightly injured
Business Insider › Lifestyle › 1 month ago
The Mail app makes it easy to retrieve deleted emails on your iPhone in two ways. If you accidentally deleted an email on your iPhone or want an old email back, follow these simple steps. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Mail app...
CNN › Lifestyle › 3 weeks ago
Chinese President Xi Jinping has weighed in on a long-standing controversy by offering to help Greece retrieve the contested Parthenon Marbles from Britain.
ABC News › 2 weeks ago
Students are being allowed to retrieve their belongings from a California school where a teen shot five classmates, killing two
Fox News › 1 week ago
The bereaved Indiana grandfather charged in the death of his toddler granddaughter after she fell from a cruise ship’s 11th floor window said Wednesday his colorblindness may have been a contributing factor in the heartbreaking incident, a published repor
CBS Local › 1 month ago
Strong winds hit Southern California Wednesday overturning at least four big rigs on the 15 Freeway near Fontana.
Sign In

Sign in to follow sources and tags you love, and get personalized stories.

Continue with Google