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How the petrol price crisis nearly KILLED a motorist

How the petrol price crisis nearly KILLED a motorist: Motorbike rider is injured during a driver’s mad dash for cheap fuel

  • Motorcyclist thought he would be killed when driver suddenly veered in front
  • Troy Thickpenny, 32, was riding his motorbike in South Lake, Perth on Monday
  • Driver of the car was trying to travel to a petrol station in order to get cheap fuel 

A motorcyclist thought he would be killed when a driver suddenly veered across an intersection in a desperate dash to get cheap fuel.

Troy Thickpenny, 32, was riding his motorbike in South Lake, Perth, on Monday night when he slammed into a Holden Commodore which had swerved in front of him.

‘There was traffic everywhere and I was just travelling along and a young driver just pulled out in front of me, just trying to make a mad dash,’ he told 7 News. 

 

Troy Thickpenny, 32, was riding his motorbike in South Lake, Perth on Monday night when he slammed into a Holden Commodore which had swerved in front of him

Mr Thickpenny said he doesn't believe the driver could see him because the intersection where the crash happened was blocked by queues of motorists trying to take advantage of cheap fuel

Mr Thickpenny said he doesn’t believe the driver could see him because the intersection where the crash happened was blocked by queues of motorists trying to take advantage of cheap fuel

Mr Thickpenny said he doesn’t believe the driver could see him because the intersection where the crash happened was blocked by queues of motorists trying to take advantage of cheap fuel at a United petrol station.  

He had no choice but to slam into the Commodore after it veered in front of him. 

The crash had left himself and his family traumatised, as it happened just five months after the death of Mr Thickpenny’s brother.

As a result of the collision Mr Thickpenny suffered serious grazes which took skin off his body, and broke a rib.

As a result of the collision Mr Thickpenny suffered serious grazes which took skin off his body, and broke a rib

As a result of the collision Mr Thickpenny suffered serious grazes which took skin off his body, and broke a rib

He smashed into the Commodore at 60km/h and said he was lucky not to suffer more serious injuries or be killed.

Mr Thickpenny said he didn’t understand why drivers were so desperate to get cheap fuel on Mondays, typically the least expensive day of the petrol cycle.

‘You’re only saving $2 or $3 in fuel… I just don’t see the point in all the chaos,’ he said. 

Mr Thickpenny said he didn't understand why drivers were so desperate to get cheap fuel on Mondays, typically the least expensive day of the petrol cycle. Pictured: The intersection outside United petrol station where the crash occurred

Mr Thickpenny said he didn’t understand why drivers were so desperate to get cheap fuel on Mondays, typically the least expensive day of the petrol cycle. Pictured: The intersection outside United petrol station where the crash occurred

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