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Title Australian Story: Road To Nowhere - Ep 1 of 2
Published Australia : ABC1, 2012
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Summary Australian Story series 16 begins with a two-part special on a notorious hit-and-run incident that left a cyclist dead and challenged the justice system. In 2003, prominent Adelaide lawyer Eugene McGee ran over and killed cyclist Ian Humphrey. He failed to stop after the collision and more than six hours passed before he turned himself in to police.A witness described seeing McGee driving "like a frigging idiot" at high speed moments before the crash. McGee had consumed at least one bottle of wine over lunch that day, but he was never given a blood alcohol test by police.After eight years, two trials and a Royal Commission, the penalty paid by McGee was a $3100 fine and the loss of his driving licence for one year.The inside story of this notorious case is told for the first time by Di Gilcrist, Ian Humphrey's widow and their children. Gilcrist says the South Australian legal system has let down her and her family. Her campaign exposing the weaknesses of the investigation and prosecution led to major changes in the state's legislation.Eugene McGee gives his first interview since the fatal collision in Road To Nowhere."It's been an unmitigated disaster for everybody, certainly for my family, clearly for Mr Humphrey's family and for all people associated with Mr Humphrey," says McGee.Key legal, medical and political figures including the SA Victims of Crime Commissioner, the former SA Attorney General and MP Nick Zenophon also feature.PRODUCTION DETAILS:Producer: Ben Cheshire; Executive Producer: Deborah Fleming-Bauer
Event Broadcast 2012-02-06 at 20:00:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Drinking and traffic accidents.
Hit-and-run drivers.
Lawyers -- Malpractice.
Liability for traffic accidents -- Trial practice.
Punishment.
Traffic accident victims -- Family relationships.
South Australia -- Kapunda.
Form Streaming video
Author Jones, Caroline, host
Algie, Grant, contributor
Gilchrist, Di, contributor
Harrison, Tony, contributor
Humphrey, Chloe, contributor
Humphries, Peter, contributor
Jeloscek, Lee, contributor
McGee, Eugene, contributor
O'Connell, Michael, contributor
Penfold, Karen, contributor
Tennant, Chris, contributor
Xenophon, Nick, contributor
Zisimou, John, contributor
Zisimou, Tony, contributor