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The monument commemorates those who lost their lives in the Cardross tragedy of 2006.

Eleven teenagers were hit by an out of control car driven by Thomas Towle while walking by the side of the road in February 2006 and six of the teenagers were killed.

Towle was found not guilty of culpable driving but was found guilty of multiple counts of the lesser charge of dangerous driving and sentenced to 10 years jail. The tragedy caused a mixture of shock grief and anger in the local community.


Address:Myall Street, Near Boobook Avenue Intersection, Cardross, 3496
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.298606
Long: 142.163309
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event Start Date:18-February-2006
Actual Event End Date:18-February-2006


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 18th February, 2007
Front Inscription

Placed in memory of

Abby Hirst
Shane Hirst
Cory Dowling
Cassie Manners
Stevie-Lee Weight
Josi Calvi

The result of a tragic accident on the 18th February, 2006

Forever Young - Forever Remembered

Source: MA
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