‘Driver not a vic­tim’

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FEEDBACK -

LET’S be fair about how we word briefs about ac­ci­dents.

Re­gard­ing “Man suffers bro­ken leg in col­li­sion with teen”, ( Gazette, March 17).

Does the story not point out that the 65-year-old “vic­tim” pulled out in front of the young woman’s car that was trav­el­ling the Moss­man-Dain­tree Road?

The “vic­tim” hit by the teen, as you put it, was the one in the wrong.

Now that poor young woman will prob­a­bly suf­fer anx­i­ety about driv­ing and you put it for ev­ery­one to read as though she were to blame.

“A car ran into the side of his”.... should say, “The man failed to give way to the young woman”.

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