Fatal 5 - The Story of Byron Gordon

Auscast Inspiration

Jan 9 2023 • 19 mins

This episode was released in January 2023 to coincide with the Tour Down Under event and an increase in cyclists using our roads during the warmer months.  Byron Gordon was the first life lost on South Australian roads of 1 January 2021.  He was cycling with good mate, Geoffrey Doe, along Seaview Road, Henley Beach.

It was then that a vehicle crossed onto the incorrect side of the road, narrowly missing Geoff and stuck Byron.  Geoff and witnesses immediately commenced CPR on Byron but despite their efforts, Byron died at the crash scene.

Bryon was a GP at the Kingston Family Clinic South Brighton and his daughter is a serving SAAS paramedic.

The 52-year-old offending driver had a cocktail of methamphetamine, MDMA, cocaine and cannabis in his system.  He plead guilty to aggravated cause death by dangerous driving and received an imprisonment for 5 years, 2 months, 22 days (non parole 4 years, 2 months, 6 days) and was disqualified from driving or obtaining a licence for 15 years.

Featured on the podcast are:

  • Stephanie Gordon – daughter of Byron Gordon and Paramedic
  • Assistant Commissioner Ian Parrott – police officer and friend of Bryon Gordon
  • Geoffrey Doe – friend of Byron Gordon
  • Sergeant Sean Patton – Road Policing Section North
  • Mandy Bartram – witness to the crash.

Listener discretion is advised. If you, or someone you know has been affected by road trauma, please contact the Road Trauma Support Team of SA on 1800 069 528, or visit www.roadtraumasupportsa.com.au for free counselling or support.

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