Constable

Edgar William DIPROSE

YEAR OF DEATH

1956

JURISDICTION

Tasmania

DETAILS OF DEATH

Constable Diprose died when his police motorcycle and sidecar unit collided head-on with a Transport Commission passenger bus bound for Queenstown. The accident occurred on the Lyell Highway between Plenty and Hayes. Constable Diprose was riding from Hamilton to New Norfolk. He was following another bus and pulled out to pass in the face of the on-coming bus which was carrying 22 passengers. This bus then veered off the road and came to rest on the riverbank the occupants having to climb out the windows.

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