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Mawson fatal

By 16 August 2013 9

ACT Policing is investigating a collision between a car and a pedestrian this afternoon in Mawson (Friday, August 16).

About 4.55pm police were called to Mawson Drive where an elderly woman had been struck by a car.
The woman died at the scene.

ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team is investigating the cause of the collision and will be 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 fifth person to have died on ACT roads this year.

Mawson Drive is closed between Debenham Street and Ainsworth Street while the collision is being investigated.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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9 Responses to
Mawson fatal
starring 5:17 pm
17 Aug 13
#1

What a shame. This is a dangerous road to cross as cars frequently speed and the curve of Mawson Drive makes cars difficult to see.

magiccar9 6:30 pm
17 Aug 13
#2

starring said :

What a shame. This is a dangerous road to cross as cars frequently speed and the curve of Mawson Drive makes cars difficult to see.

I came across this shortly after it happened, not even any ambos or police on scene yet. It is a shame for the loss of life.
But to this comment you’re kidding right? It is a incredibly wide road, and where this occurred was on the arrow straight stretch along the top if the hill. I’m still baffled how the car and woman didn’t see each other (even if speed was involved).

imarty 7:39 pm
17 Aug 13
#3

Had to do with a car heading west into the sun according to my source.

bundah 8:04 pm
17 Aug 13
#4

imarty said :

Had to do with a car heading west into the sun according to my source.

So if the driver’s vision was significantly affected and they made no attempt to reduce their speed as they would be required to then, potentially, they could be charged with negligent driving occasioning death.

bigred 8:10 pm
17 Aug 13
#5

Another sign that life is cheap on this town’s roads.

Pork Hunt 9:10 pm
17 Aug 13
#6

bigred said :

Another sign that life is cheap on this town’s roads.

What the phuck is that supposed to mean? That the pedestrian thought their life was worthless? The driver thought oh what the hell, I’ll hit them anyway?

starring 11:11 pm
17 Aug 13
#7

Magiccar9

Not kidding. You try crossing this road with kids or if you are slow on your feet. Cars from the East you have to pick out through the trees as they come round the bend, often fast. Cars from the West often come flying up the hill over a blind summit.

bigred 7:48 am
18 Aug 13
#8

Re #6, what I wrote is what I meant. Life is cheap on our roads. Just look at the stats from every offence of the month campaign. I am not commenting on the actual circumstances of the incident just the overarching culture.

Deref 8:14 am
18 Aug 13
#9

I didn’t think Mawson was fatal.

Or is the word you’re looking for “fatality”?

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