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The Red Shore Bassist Charged Over Bus Crash

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The Sydney Morning Herald has issued the following report regarding Australian metalcore/death metal outfit THE RED SHORE:

Police have charged the bass player of a band in relation to a crash that killed two of his mates last year.

Geelong heavy metal band Red Shore were on tour when their van veered off the Pacific Highway, went down an embankment and smashed into a tree near Coffs Harbour just after 7am on December 19.

They were on their way to a gig in Sydney after performing at a Brisbane club the previous night.

Lead singer Damien Morris died at the crash site and roadie Andy Milner died later in hospital. Three other men also suffered serious injuries.

NSW police this week interviewed bass player Jamie Hope, who was driving the van, and other band members. They also met the dead men's families.

A NSW police spokesman confirmed that Hope had been charged on summons with negligent driving causing death and three counts of negligent driving causing grievous bodily harm. He will face court on August 4.

The charges come as the band prepares for its first tour since the tragedy.

The band will play 24 shows across the country - including Coffs Harbour - from May 22, with Hope filling Morris' place as lead singer.

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XWigglesX's avatar

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1. XWigglesX writes:

That is just f***ing bullsh**. Accidents happen. And the crash was an accidient. Australian law is sh**. The cops are to afraid to deal with real crime. Just go for the little things instead.

# Apr 18, 2008 @ 10:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Kalis_wrath writes:

Was their drugs or alcohol involved? I could see a charge if so, but to charge just because an accident happened is stupid. Accidents do happen, that is why it is called an "accident." I can't help but think there is more to this.

# Apr 18, 2008 @ 11:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. XWigglesX writes:

Na it was fatige i'm pretty sure. It happened early in the morning. But trust me, Australian law is soft and dodgey.Oh did you check out those bands?

# Apr 18, 2008 @ 11:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Kalis_wrath writes:

Sadly not. Work and home have been time suckers. I got rid of my net due to the fact that Quest sucks! I will soon though. Is Aussie law very strickt for driveing in general?

# Apr 19, 2008 @ 12:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Tomo writes:

It is apparently.. compared to other countries.

# Apr 19, 2008 @ 12:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. XWigglesX writes:

Na not really. It is just that police are so soft. Becasue the people in charge of the police (people who were nver front line cops) are to affraid of offending people so they have a "soft" approach. The only group of people that ever get targeted harshly are 18-25 white drivers. Sad, but true. Everyone should be equal. Everyone is made of the same stuff. So there should not be one law for one group and different laws for the rest. Bullsh**!
I wish Refused still existed. Imagine what they would have to say on the state of the world. (China getting the Olympics, inflated oil prices)

# Apr 19, 2008 @ 12:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Kalis_wrath writes:

I agree. I think I did hear of the Aussie police being given a "softer" image and told to become more friendly to the public. To me that is a dangerous situation because then the robbers and violent offenders wont take them seriousely and you end up with more lost lives than if the cop would have been aggressive.

# Apr 19, 2008 @ 12:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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its crap.
the accident happened early, and them boys dont do drugs.

# Apr 20, 2008 @ 12:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. XWigglesX writes:

Oh Kalis if you want I can send you some cds in the mail. Just email me if you do.

# Apr 20, 2008 @ 2:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. psythe writes:

If this was anyone's fault, it was the managers/labels fault for not shelling out the coin for a plane ticket. Sydney to Brisbane is literally 1000 Kilometres. That's 10 hours of solid driving (if you're doing 100Km/hr the whole way, which you can't) straight after a gig to arrive just in time for the next one. BULLSHlT!

NSW is the worlds' most litigationally active area. People get taken to court and sued here for stuff the plaintiff would get kicked out of court for elsewhere. It's just f***ing ridiculous.

# Apr 20, 2008 @ 6:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. XWigglesX writes:

Ah that is sh**. You can get sued for anything in Victoria too. Absolute sh**!

# Apr 21, 2008 @ 1:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Kalis_wrath writes:

Well Wiggles, if I cant find one of the artists I will let you know. I will pay the shipping and handeling. I will also email you a few to check out soon. You guys say that in Australian law allows frivoluse(sp?) law suits. what is the most dumb law suit you ever heard of?

# Apr 21, 2008 @ 1:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. XWigglesX writes:

Na I'll just send it. Only costs a bit. 4 Dead will be sent no matter what. Good sh**. Ah some pretty stupid stuff. G20 rioters sued the cops, who were bitten and got barriers thrown at them. And they got of jail time.

# Apr 21, 2008 @ 4:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Kalis_wrath writes:

That is some dumb stuff Wiggles! One would think that that would make for a parinoid nation. I will email you when I get home from work.

# Apr 21, 2008 @ 1:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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