Constable

Arthur Roy CURRIE

YEAR OF DEATH

1926

JURISDICTION

Victoria

DETAILS OF DEATH

About 3.15 a.m. Friday 1 October 1926 Constable Currie was performing duty as the Wireless Operator in the No. 2 Patrol Car. The driver accidentally ran into a tramway excavation outside the Alfred Hospital in Commercial Road Prahran and the car overturned. The crew had been responding to a call that some men had been acting suspiciously in Malthouse Lane Melbourne. As a result of the accident Currie received severe head injuries and was admitted to the Alfred Hospital where he died at 7 a.m. the same day. The Coroner later criticised the inadequate manner in which the roadworks had been barricaded.

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