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Police investigate fatal collision on Monaro Highway

By 12 August 2014 5

ACT Policing is investigating a fatal collision which occurred on the Monaro Highway on (Sunday, August 10).

About 4.40pm, a two car collision occurred on the Monaro Highway, Royalla, at the intersection of Old Cooma Road, involving a Toyota Corolla and Hilux.

The impact caused significant damage to the Corolla sedan with the passenger sustaining life threatening injuries. Both the driver and passenger were conveyed to The Canberra Hospital by the ACT Ambulance Service.

The passenger, a 25-year-old man, later died in hospital.

An infant from the Hilux was also transported to The Canberra Hospital for observation.

Traffic flows along the highway were restricted for about three hours while the collision scene was processed.

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

ACT Policing’s Traffic Operations – Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team will prepare a report for the Coroner.

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

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(ACT Policing Media Release)

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5 Responses to
Police investigate fatal collision on Monaro Highway
HenryBG 12:13 pm
12 Aug 14
#1

Why do they always wait until *after* there is fatal accident before addressing poorly-designed roads and intersections.

Since the plethora of new blocks were built on to the East of this intersection, greatly increased traffic coming off Old Cooma Road wanting to head North has made the area very dicey.

On a Sunday afternoon, with the usual unbroken line of traffic heading North, people take chances.

dungfungus 4:05 pm
12 Aug 14
#2

HenryBG said :

Why do they always wait until *after* there is fatal accident before addressing poorly-designed roads and intersections.

Since the plethora of new blocks were built on to the East of this intersection, greatly increased traffic coming off Old Cooma Road wanting to head North has made the area very dicey.

On a Sunday afternoon, with the usual unbroken line of traffic heading North, people take chances.

I couldn’t agree more – it’s an intersection looking for an accident.
A roundabout like the one at the HQJOC turnoff between Queanbeyan and Bungendore would be a solution.

rigseismic67 3:36 pm
14 Aug 14
#3

This is certainly a dangerous intersection. Also a few hundred metres South is the best location on the Monaro Highway to run over a kangaroo. Why is there no point to point speed camera from the ACT border to say the Tuggeranong roundabout? it would tie in nicely with NSW’s effort of one between Bredbo and Cooma.

shirty_bear 5:31 pm
14 Aug 14
#4

rigseismic67 said :

Why is there no point to point speed camera from the ACT border to say the Tuggeranong roundabout? it would tie in nicely with NSW’s effort of one between Bredbo and Cooma.

Because “safety cameras” have nothing to do with safety and everything to do with revenue?

I thought we’d established this pretty clearly over the last decade or so …

HenryBG 7:02 pm
14 Aug 14
#5

rigseismic67 said :

This is certainly a dangerous intersection. Also a few hundred metres South is the best location on the Monaro Highway to run over a kangaroo. Why is there no point to point speed camera from the ACT border to say the Tuggeranong roundabout? it would tie in nicely with NSW’s effort of one between Bredbo and Cooma.

You know, that point-to-point speed camera already on the Monaro does zip – I switch my display to average speed, press “go” as a pass the first camera, and then in between getting held up by idiots doing 80, I zoom along at 140 to make up the difference.
Safety? Get real.

In any case, the intersection of Old Cooma Road isn’t safe for people doing 100 (the speed the stupid point-to-point cameras are “enforcing”) anyway.

Much as I hate roundabouts, Dungfungus is correct.
Alternatively, the Federal government could spend *all* the money collected from fuel excise on building proper roads, like they are supposed to.

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