1926

01Oct

Currie, Arthur Roy

Constable, 6886

At about 3.15 a.m. on Friday, 1st October 1926, Constable Currie was performing duty as the Wireless Operator in the No. 2 Patrol Car when it accidentally ran into a tramway excavation outside the Alfred Hospital in Commercial Road, Prahran, and overturned. The car crew had been responding to a call that some men had been acting suspiciously in Malthouse Lane, Melbourne. As a result of the accident Currie received severe head injuries and was admitted to the Alfred Hospital, where he died at 7 a.m. the same day. The Coroner later criticised the inadequate manner in which the roadworks had been barricaded.