The Northern Territory news Thurs 14 July 2022
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Thursday July 14 2022 NEWS 05 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA firmed they are investigating the incident. A crime scene has been declared as police investigate the circumstances of the incident, Detective Senior Sergeant Paul Lawson said. Man dies in ATV rollover A MAN has died following an ATV rollover near Katherine. Shortly before midnight on Tuesday emergency services were called to a private property at Cossack, southwest of Katherine. The man, aged 47, was declared dead at the scene, while another man in his 30s was taken to Katherine Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. He remains in a stable condition as of Wednesday afternoon. NT Police con St John paramedics also attended the scene. We had reports of an ATV rollover, St John NT operations manager Craig Garraway told the ABC. Paramedics responded out there and on arrival did find that person passed away. Very sad for the family and friends. Member for Katherine Jo Hersey said her tight-knit community had been shaken by the news of the fatality. Its a tragic thing in a small community if you dont know them then you know someone who does, she said. Ms Hersey said she has family living close to the area and understood accidents on ATVs were sometimes more common with people living on the land. Those four-by-four type vehicles are very common around there, she said. You hear about accidents on them. Its very easy when youre on the land to just jump in a vehicle and not do the same safety checks as you would in a car. She said incidents like this one would make people stop and think. Any deaths or accidents make people reassess no matter what it is, she said. National guidelines for ATV safety were brought in from October last year that made rollover protection devices mandatory on any new vehicles sold. So far this year there have already been six deaths on ATVs nationally, according to Safe Work Australia. It is the first ATV death in the NT since a 32-year-old man was killed in January 2021. Two deaths were also recorded in 2020, including a 12-year-old boy in Central Australia and 80-year-old man near Marrakai. Bethany Griffiths Jo Hersey Woman injured in hit-run RAPHAELLA SAROUKOS Bethany Griffiths Those four-by-four type vehicles are very common around there. k a t h e r i n e m l a J o H e r s e y Midnight Oil is returning to Darwin for a concert at the Darwin Convention Centre on Saturday, August 27. Picture: Supplied MIDNIGHT Oil will return to Darwin in August, with a new show announced on Wednesday. The Australian rock band will perform at the Darwin Convention Centre on Saturday, August 27. The show is a rescheduled performance after band frontman Peter Garrett contracted Covid in April, on the day of the intended Darwin performance. The band was also forced to cancel its Cairns performance and weather forced the cancellation of the Canberra show. We were very frustrated that Covid cost us two gigs up north and that Canberra safety officials then pulled the plug on that show due to lightning, Garrett said. We said at the time that we would do everything possible to make it up to everyone in those places who missed out, so now were making good on that promise. Darwin local Leah Flanagan will be the groups special guest for the big performance. Flanagan grew up in a household filled with music and culture boasting a proud Italian, Indigenous (Alyawarre) and Irish heritage that she credits as early influences to her sound. Frontier presale tickets go on sale on Thursday, July 14 at 12pm ACST, while general public tickets will go on sale on Monday. PHILLIPPA BUTT Midnight Oil announces new territory show A 17-YEAR-OLD learner driver has been arrested after an alleged hit-and-run on Tuesday night in Berrimah. A woman was struck by a car and taken to hospital in a critical condition after the incident on the Stuart Hwy near the Tivendale Rd intersection at 7.46pm. She remains in a serious but stable condition. NT Police said they were alerted to the injured woman lying on the section of road, which was closed to the public for several hours. Detective Sergeant Corey Borton said witnesses helped police locate the vehicle of interest at an address in Jingili. The vehicle had damage consistent with the crash and a 17-year-old learner driver was arrested at the scene, he said. He was expected to be charged on Wednesday. Thank you to the other motorists who did the right thing, Sergeant Borton said. Through your information we were able to make a swift arrest, he said. St John NT paramedics attended the incident and said the woman suffered quite serious injuries to her legs and hips and multiple injuries. This lady was taken to the hospital in a serious condition and hopefully she is recovering in hospital as we speak, St John NTs Craig Garraway told ABC radio.