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Fatals in Kambah and at the Cotter

By 16 March 2013 16

Police investigating fatal on Cotter Road

ACT Policing is investigating a single vehicle motor cycle collision that occurred this morning (Saturday March 16).

About 2.30 am police were notified of the collision where a man riding has lost control of the motorcycle approaching a bend.

A woman pillion has come off the motor cycle and collided with a guard rail.

Both were transported to The Canberra Hospital where the man was treated for minor injuries and the woman was treated for serious injuries and later died.

ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team is investigating and preparing a report for the Coroner.

This is the third person to have died on ACT roads this year.

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the collision is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.


ACT Policing is investigating a single vehicle collision that occurred this morning (Saturday March 16).

About 4 am this morning Tuggeranong police discovered a woman deceased in her vehicle while out on routine night patrol.

Police believe the collision may have occurred earlier in the morning.

The vehicle was travelling north on Kambah Pool Road when it left the road and collided with a tree.

ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team is investigating and preparing a report for the Coroner.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or can provide information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

This is the fourth person to have died on ACT roads this year.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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16 Responses to Fatals in Kambah and at the Cotter
#1
Cracker_Jack10:19 am, 16 Mar 13

Possible a job for the Winchester boys.

#2
gooterz10:56 am, 16 Mar 13

Its amazing you need a seatbelt for a car, yet can just hang on to someone riding a bike.
Would hope she was wearing a helmet. Say day for both ladies

#3
milkman10:57 am, 16 Mar 13

How sad. Condolences to the families.

#4
bundah12:25 pm, 16 Mar 13

One has to wonder whether excessive speed was the reason for losing control of the motorcycle approaching the bend or perhaps there was something on the road? Either way tragic and sad for the family affected.

#5
54-111:44 pm, 16 Mar 13

bundah said :

One has to wonder whether excessive speed was the reason for losing control of the motorcycle approaching the bend or perhaps there was something on the road? Either way tragic and sad for the family affected.

Around the Cotter, could well have been something on the road. Was riding round a bend there a couple of years ago and a damn Emu popped out right in front of me. Lucky I wasn’t going too fast. Yes, commiserations to all the families and friends involved.

#6
bigred5:23 pm, 16 Mar 13

Three in a week. Who declared the killing season open?

#7
muscledude_oz5:41 pm, 16 Mar 13

“The vehicle was travelling north on Kambah Pool Road when it left the road and collided with a tree.”

Um, KPR goes from east to west, how can you travel north on it?

#8
gooterz10:15 pm, 16 Mar 13

muscledude_oz said :

“The vehicle was travelling north on Kambah Pool Road when it left the road and collided with a tree.”

Um, KPR goes from east to west, how can you travel north on it?

It goes north south.

Kambah pool road was originally part of the Tuggeranong parkway.
Drakeford drive used to meet the parkway at the T intersection and the parkway went down behind Kambah.

They later realised that Western Tuggeranong couldn’t be built because of the wildlife (pre 2003). So turned the parkway east.

I take it the young lass lived or knew someone in Gleneagles. Do they have a name yet?

#9
what_the1:51 am, 17 Mar 13

gooterz said :

Its amazing you need a seatbelt for a car, yet can just hang on to someone riding a bike.
Would hope she was wearing a helmet. Say day for both ladies

gooterz said :

Its amazing you need a seatbelt for a car, yet can just hang on to someone riding a bike.
Would hope she was wearing a helmet. Say day for both ladies

Trust me, you would never want to be strapped onto a motorcycle, especially if it high sides and starts flipping.

OP – Cotter run at 2:30am (approx) = bad idea. Too much gravel and wildlife, plus a pillion, and you cant see all the way through the turns. Was an accident waiting to happen. Sad she had to pay so dearly for that mistake.

#10
KB19717:40 am, 17 Mar 13

bigred said :

Three in a week. Who declared the killing season open?

Yes, we certainly are making up for the dry spell from a couple of years ago.

On does have to wonder though why two people were riding a motorbike an night around the Cotter. Way too much wildlife to be doing that. I guess it seemed like a good idea at the time and now the rider will be regretting it.

#11
Sandman8:03 am, 17 Mar 13

Why would you be on Cotter Rd at 2:30am on a Motorbike? And with a pillion? That road is sketchy enough on a bike in perfect conditions.
Poor girl.

#12
Gerry-Built12:18 pm, 17 Mar 13

gooterz said :

I take it the young lass lived or knew someone in Gleneagles

Kambah Pool Road is a known hoon haunt – hence the gates at Kambah Pool and the ‘regular’ late-night police patrols…

#13
Gerry-Built12:37 pm, 17 Mar 13

gooterz said :

muscledude_oz said :

“The vehicle was travelling north on Kambah Pool Road when it left the road and collided with a tree.”

Um, KPR goes from east to west, how can you travel north on it?

It goes north south.

It actually does not take a great deal of brain-power to understand the original statement.

#14
tim_c11:26 am, 18 Mar 13

muscledude_oz said :

“The vehicle was travelling north on Kambah Pool Road when it left the road and collided with a tree.”

Um, KPR goes from east to west, how can you travel north on it?

Maybe that’s why they collided with a tree – the road goes east/west but they were travelling north?

#15
KB197111:00 am, 20 Mar 13
#16
54-1111:25 am, 20 Mar 13

Wow. Again proves the ole adage, only the good die young.

Again, sympathies to all the families and friends.

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