Constable

Gregory Malcolm ASHWORTH

YEAR OF DEATH

1988

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

About 4.20pm on 29 August 1988 Constable Ashworth and Probationary Constable Currie left the Hornsby Police Station to attend an armed holdup at the West Pennant Hills branch of the National Bank. Whilst travelling along Pennant Hills Road Constable Ashworth swerved to avoid a stationary semi-trailer at the intersection of Stewart Street. He lost control of the vehicle and collided with a median strip causing the Police vehicle to overturn onto the incorrect side of the roadway and hit an oncoming vehicle. As a result Constable Ashworth sustained severe head and internal injuries and although quickly attended to by Constable Currie he died a short time later. The Constable was born in 1966 and joined the New South Wales Police Service on 29 September 1986. At the time of his death he was stationed at Pennant Hills.

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