1963

05Jul

Stow, Graham

First Constable 13183

At about 10.45 a.m. on Friday, 5th July 1963, First Constable Stow was riding a motor cycle east along the Princes Highway, Werribee, when a motorist passed him at an excessive speed. He pursued this person, who was travelling at an estimated speed of 80 mph, and as they approached the Little River Bridge Stow apparently lost control of his machine and was thrown off.   He struck a concrete guide post at the side of the bridge and was killed instantly.   The offending motorist failed to stop and was never identified.