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Police investigate fatal collision on Majura Road

By 30 June 2014 4

ACT Policing is investigating a fatal collision which occurred on Majura Road this afternoon (Monday, June 30).

Around 1.25pm police were called to Majura Road, Majura, following reports that a yellow Subaru had collided with a semi-trailer.

ACT Ambulance Service attended the collision but the driver of the vehicle had died at the scene.

Majura Road is closed while the Collision and Investigation Reconstruction Team (CIRT) conduct its investigation.

ACT Policing is asking members of the public to avoid the area during their commute home.

The man is the sixth person to die on an ACT road this year.

ACT Policing is asking anyone who witnessed the collision and is yet to speak to police to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

(ACT Policing Media Release)

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4 Responses to Police investigate fatal collision on Majura Road
#1
Holden Caulfield5:00 pm, 02 Jul 14

Does anybody know if the name of the deceased has been publicly released yet?

#2
milkman6:52 am, 03 Jul 14

Does anyone know what actually happened to cause this accident?

#3
dungfungus9:34 am, 03 Jul 14

milkman said :

Does anyone know what actually happened to cause this accident?

It isn’t the first time someone has driven head on, at high speed, into a heavy truck travelling in the opposite direction on this same stretch of road.

#4
shirty_bear10:30 am, 03 Jul 14

Holden Caulfield said :

Does anybody know if the name of the deceased has been publicly released yet?

Nothing on the AFP media releases website. I heard on the wireless late on the day it happened that next-of-kin had yet to be contacted … you’d reckon they would’ve leapt that hurdle by now.

Straight road, good visibility, middle of the day … I’m telling my kids the Subi driver was playing with his phone instead of concentrating on driving (which isn’t even a stretch of the imagination). Correct or not, it will hopefully illustrate to them the dangers.
In the previous fatal I recall on that road (up at the Federal Hwy intersection) this was shown to be the case. And I’ve gotten sick of avoiding two-tonne pinballs on the road with drivers’ faces fixed on their phones.

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