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Rider down in Florey

By 27 April 2013 4

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A motorcyclist has been rushed to hospital in a critical condition following a collision with a car at Florey.

The ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue rushed to the scene of the accident this afternoon at the corner of Southern Cross Drive and Ratcliffe Crescent.

The woman in her forties sustained multiple injuries in the crash. Intensive care paramedics stablised her on scene before transporting her to The Canberra Hospital.

A man in the car has also been taken to hospital in a stable condition with minor injuries.

4:33 PM

[Text courtesy ESA, photo courtesy Andrew]


UPDATE: Now with police media release:

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a traffic incident that occurred this afternoon (Saturday, April 27) on Southern Cross Drive in Florey.

At around 4pm police received a call in regards to a collision between a motorcycle and a 4WD at the intersection of Southern Cross Drive and Ratcliffe Crescent.

The female rider of the motorcycle and the male driver of the vehicle were both taken to The Canberra Hospital. The female rider is in a critical condition.

ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team are currently investigating the incident.

Any witnesses to the collision who have not yet spoken to police are urged to contact ACT Policing Operations on 131-444. Alternatively, they can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the website act.crimestoppers.com.au

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4 Responses to Rider down in Florey
#1
ScienceRules5:03 pm, 27 Apr 13

Nice work ambos. Hope the rider’s ok.

#2
460cixy6:49 pm, 27 Apr 13

I went past there just after it happend I’m at a loss as to how the car ended up 500 meters down the wrong side of the road in the trees

#3
yellowredme7:57 pm, 28 Apr 13

Until a few days ago I lived in a house backing onto the next intersection on Southern Cross Drive towards Holt, I hoped over the fence to assist with a similar accident involving a motorbike on the Ross Smith Drive intersection around two years ago (saw many accidents on that intersection, including near misses with pedestrians as the foot underpass is in the wrong place). Traffic travels too fast along that stretch of Southern Cross Drive for vehicles to cross two lanes of traffic, then enter another two lanes of traffic travelling the other way, you need to be on the ball and watching very carefully. I feel the intersections are badly designed. Hoping the motorcyclist is OK.

#4
gooterz10:47 pm, 28 Apr 13

Belconnen’s designed probably worked about 30 years ago but today it needs massive work just to keep the traffic flowing without putting intersections every 500 metres.

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