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Dylan’s memory to be honoured by club
DYLAN Poulton (circled) played for the
APFL’s Under 17 team last year as LEFT,
flowers pay tribute at the crash scene.
VICKI Moon, of Two
Wells, is the winner of
the Palsonic 99cm TV/
DVD combo supplied by
Balaklava Electronics and the Plains
Producer as the prize in our recent “Shop
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shopper at Two Wells, said she always
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at Two Wells IGA supermarket. Hundreds
of entries were received by participating
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“The football club is like an
extended family and each person is
so important to us, no matter their
playing ability,” Mr Lines said.
“It wouldn’t have mattered if he
had two left legs though, he is still a
human being and while we’ve lost a
football player, he was also a friend
to a lot of us,” he said.
“I feel a bit like a fatherly figure
to a lot of these kids.
“We’re just shell-shocked that
He had the unfortunate task of
informing the senior playing group
of the tragedy on Tuesday night.
Mr Lines said he struggled to
contain his emotions during the
“The voice was breaking as I
was doing it,” he said.
“I just can’t imagine what the
family is going through.”
The HBFC committee discussed
how to honour Dylan’s memory at
a meeting on Tuesday night.
“We would like to put up a
framed photo of Dylan in the
football club in memory of him,”
Mr Lines said.
“My thoughts are to leave it there
for 12 months and then pass it on
to his parents.
“It would be a bit two-fold for
any kid about to hop into a motor
car, I would hope there would be
a message there for other kids.”
The club has also offered to host
Dylan’s wake, free of charge.
He was a passenger in the vehi-
cle that crashed just before midnight
on Friday, which was also carrying
four teenage girls.
Police believe he was not wear-
ing a seatbelt.
The car hit a tree after moving
to the wrong side of the road and
mounting an embankment. The
four girls, aged between 14 and
17, survived with minor injuries.
A 14-year-old Mallala girl was
airlifted to the Women’s and Chil-
dren’s Hospital, a 16-year-old from
Evanston Gardens was airlifted to
the Royal Adelaide Hospital and
another girl, a 17-year-old from
Owen, was conveyed to the Lyell
It is alleged excessive speed
caused the crash.
The driver, 17, from Balaklava,
was reported for causing death
by dangerous driving and driving
unlicensed. She will appear in the
Youth Court at a later date.
Police are concerned that this
year’s road toll is already 33,
compared to 25 at the same time
HOUSEHOLDS across the state will be pushing
their clocks backward by one hour and changing their
smoke alarm batteries on Sunday.
According to recent research, SouthAustralians are
still placing their homes at great risk of fire with only
six per cent of family households admitting to meeting
Australia’s fire and emergency services’ guidelines.
Only six per cent of South Australian households
surveyed are testing their smoke alarms monthly
with 39 per cent changing their smoke alarm bat-
Australia’s fire and emergency services are now in
their 13th year of urging Australians to have a work-
ing smoke alarm and home escape plan.
The “Change your clock, change your smoke alarm
battery” campaign on April 7 continues to play an im-
portant role given house fires are rising year-on-year.
“Australia’s fire and emergency services attended
more than 13,000 home fires around the country in
2012,” CFA deputy chief officer, Steve Warrington
“Most of these were caused by faulty electrical
equipment or leaving cooking unattended.
“Australians are placing themselves in danger by
failing to test and check their smoke alarms, accord-
ing to this latest research.”
The 2013 Duracell Fire Safety Survey of Austral-
ian mothers also revealed only 33 per cent of family
households with a single smoke alarm test it properly
(by pressing the button until the siren sounds).
To kick off the “Change your clock, change your
smoke alarm battery” campaign, fire and emergency
services in South Australia will sound their sirens as
part of a national siren call to remind Australians of
the importance of home fire safety and changing their
smoke alarm batteries.
“Australia’s fire and emergency services recom-
mend using long-lasting nine volt alkaline batteries
and regularly testing alarms are working to ensure
year-round protection,” Mr Warrington said.
BALAKLAVA resident Betsy Hausner prepares
to change the battery in a smoke alarm.
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