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Batman killed in NT car crash
weeklytimes now ^ | 6/26/12

Posted on 06/26/2012 5:51:00 PM PDT by LibWhacker

AUSTRALIAN Olympian Daniel Batman has been killed in a car crash on a remote Northern Territory highway, southeast of Darwin.

The 31-year-old was driving on the Arnhem Highway when his car veered off the road about midnight on Monday, the NT News reported.

Debris including side panels, a front bumper, shocks and the engine - strewn 100m along the road - was seen by a passing motorist about 7am.

Batman was once married to fellow sprinter and Hockeyroo Nova Peris and the couple have two children.

He was based in Canberra and was in the Top End visiting his children after separating in 2010.

Northern Territory Police detective Acting Sen-Sgt John Worrall said the crash occurred near the Adelaide River Bridge.

"Although we're still in the early stages of the investigation, it appears as though the man was travelling east on the Arnhem Highway when the vehicle left the road, crashed into a culvert and landed 10m off the road," he said.


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: batman; killed; olympian

1 posted on 06/26/2012 5:51:09 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

RIP.


2 posted on 06/26/2012 5:52:14 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: LibWhacker

Did Robin survive?


3 posted on 06/26/2012 5:52:47 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (You're screwy! You're spaced! You lost the recall race!)
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To: LibWhacker

NT? The world has long ago moved to Windows 7!


4 posted on 06/26/2012 5:53:21 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Batman died near Darwin... Odd story. RIP nonetheless


5 posted on 06/26/2012 5:53:50 PM PDT by JoshuaLawrenceChamberlain
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To: LibWhacker

Condolences to Lois Lane.


6 posted on 06/26/2012 5:58:24 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: LibWhacker

I’ll bet the Batmobile lost a wheel. And the Joker got away...

My apologies. Rest in Peace, Olympian.


7 posted on 06/26/2012 5:59:29 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: LibWhacker

In reality, Adam West was a terror behind the wheel of the Barris Batmobile.


8 posted on 06/26/2012 5:59:35 PM PDT by Huskrrrr ( the will)
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To: Revolting cat!
Condolences to Lois Lane.

Why? Was she cheating on Superman? Oh, wait. Superman is gay now so I guess Lois is free to hook up with other superheroes. It's all so damned confusing now...

9 posted on 06/26/2012 6:01:34 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: LibWhacker

I grew up fast and I grew up mean.
My fist were hard and my wits were keen.
I tell ya, life ain’t easy for a girl named Hockeyroo.


10 posted on 06/26/2012 6:02:25 PM PDT by VoiceOfBruck (Mandrake gestures hypnotically)
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To: OrangeHoof

You got it. You haven’t been following the news lately? It was all over the New York Times!


11 posted on 06/26/2012 6:03:46 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: LibWhacker

Green Lantern lives. Life just isn't fair.

12 posted on 06/26/2012 6:04:44 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Revolting cat!
You mean Cat Woman

13 posted on 06/26/2012 6:06:53 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: LibWhacker

If he was 31 and White he had no chance of winning the Olympics. Probably could not have even made the Australian team.

The last White man to win the 100 meters was Alan Wells of Scotland, 32 years ago.

Still a tragedy but at first reading I thought Adam West was dead.


14 posted on 06/26/2012 6:13:17 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: ari-freedom
No, I mean Lois Lane.


15 posted on 06/26/2012 6:13:20 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: LibWhacker

A man is dead ... and I have pun after pun after pun going through my head. I’m a bad man.


16 posted on 06/26/2012 6:35:44 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: LibWhacker

Probably drinking Bat Beer.


17 posted on 06/26/2012 6:41:14 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: LibWhacker

Microsoft will get you! You said “NT” and “crash” in the same sentence.


18 posted on 06/26/2012 6:47:26 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: LibWhacker

20 posted on 06/26/2012 6:49:53 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: LibWhacker; a fool in paradise
It reminds me of the Christmas Carol my kids once brought from their Christian preschool.

Jingle Bells, Batman smells
Robin laid an egg.
The Batmobile lost a wheel
and the Joker got away (Hey!)

21 posted on 06/26/2012 6:53:28 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: LibWhacker

I’ve had some bad times, lived through some sad times,
A
but this time your hurtin’ won’t heal.
E7 A
You picked a fine time to leave me, loose wheel.


22 posted on 06/26/2012 6:55:28 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: tumblindice

You...... go to your room. No dessert for you!

(but very funny)


23 posted on 06/26/2012 7:43:44 PM PDT by Grammy
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To: LibWhacker
Debris including side panels, a front bumper, shocks and the engine - strewn 100m along the road - was seen by a passing motorist about 7am

Holy Disintegration!


24 posted on 06/26/2012 8:01:22 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Worst. President. Ever.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

A more efficient term for the distribution of debris would be to say “yard sale”.


25 posted on 06/26/2012 10:28:08 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: tumblindice

Lol, very good!


26 posted on 06/26/2012 10:43:29 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Tanniker Smith

Yep, I’ve been feeling real bad about it, too. I could’ve picked one with a title like “Olympic sprinter dies in crash,” but noooo. I went out of my way to find an article that had a title that would lend itself to merriment. WHAT is wrong with me???


27 posted on 06/26/2012 10:48:43 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker
The city of Melbourne, Australia, was founded in 1835 by a man named John Batman - he famously said "This is the place for a village."

Generations of Australian schoolchildren have been disappointed on field trips to Melbourne at being told they are going to see a statue of Batman, and encountering this:


28 posted on 06/27/2012 3:23:23 AM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: yarddog

He certainly wasn’t going to the London Olympics having retired as a professional athlete in 2008, but he was an Olympian having competed in the 2000 Sydney Olympics in the 400m.

He wasn’t a world beater, but his best time over the 100m was 10.19 seconds.


29 posted on 06/27/2012 3:46:28 AM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: naturalman1975

10.19 is pretty darn fast. No longer world class but not bad at all especially since his event was apparently the 400.


30 posted on 06/27/2012 8:06:41 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: Revolting cat!; BradyLS; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono

31 posted on 06/27/2012 8:35:45 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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To: a fool in paradise

32 posted on 06/27/2012 8:43:41 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: LibWhacker

“Welcome to eternity. Name?”
“I’m Batman.”


33 posted on 06/27/2012 8:55:56 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)...R.I.P.)
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