Tag Archives: accidents

Lesson of the day. Nick off if you have a minor accident

By 12 March 2013

Unless someone is injured or if an insurance company gets involved it seems that there is absolutely no point in stopping to report an accident.
I’ve seen a related thread on RA a while ago and now we have experienced something similar. We were hit by another car and the driver stopped, looked at our [...]

How long does it take to get accidents investigated in the ACT?

By 23 September 2011

My partner had an accident on Tuesday. She had to submitt a smart form.
I was wondering how long the investigation is going to take?
It may be her word against his (he is from NSW). It may be bang for bang regarding insurance.

Greens side with lawyers on CTP

By 25 March 2011

The ABC reports that the Greens are going to do the bidding of Canberra’s legal fraternity and at best delay changes to compensation for car accidents that would lower the cost of compulsory third party insurance.
The main change would be the introduction of a threshold of 15 per cent of whole person impairment before pain [...]

How to Solve Traffic Congestion and Traffic Pollution

By 6 December 2010

Every work day as I drive to and from work along the Tuggeranong Expressway observing the dangerous maniacs just meters from me, I reflect upon the fact that driving a vehicle on the roads is a grave responsibility, as if it is not done legally and safely the consequences can be death, destruction and the [...]

Twitter: Follow @TrafficCanberra

By 30 November 2010

Hello fellow Canberran drivers,
Do you want to follow what’s up with traffic related updates across the capital? Then follow @TrafficCanberra on twitter!
Myself and JohnnyCharisma (member of riotACT) manage this twitter account to retweet traffic related tweets across the capital community to keep you safe and aware. We retweet traffic related tweets from the police too.
TrafficCanberra [...]

Guilty plea over fatal car crash

By 13 August 2009

I figured that I would add the following after the general consensus at the time of the crash was that we would wait to see what the verdict was and resume the discussions from there (original post).
In case you don’t recall, I am one of the brothers of the mother in the other car.  My [...]

Is it the Government’s job to protect us from everything?

By 5 August 2009

The ABC is carrying calls by the ACT public advocate for the ACT Government to take responsibility for all the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune:
ACT Public Advocate Anita Phillips has called for the Territory Government to introduce a no-fault insurance scheme.
No-fault insurance provides medical treatment for people who have been seriously injured in accidents.
Ms [...]

Crash on Gundaroo Drive

By 6 July 2009

There appeared to have been a very nasty crash on Gundaroo Drive this afternoon, involving at least two cars. Does anyone have any details?
Gundaroo Drive was closed between Nudurr Drive and the new turn off to Crace (Areba Avenue?), resulting in quite large detours for traffic on this busy road.
We happened on the scene apparently [...]

Long Shot – anyone see an accident southbound on Yamba Dr/Erindale Drive Thurs 11 Jun at approx 17:50

By 17 June 2009

Basic details:
I was travelling southbound on Yamba/Erindale Dr in the left hand lane at approx 5.50pm Thurs 11 Jun 09 . A rear ender had occurred in the left hand lane about 5 cars in front of me so the left lane was blocked. The accident occurred approx 100m up from the Sulwood [...]

Stuck in a hole in Belconnen

By 3 May 2009

The ABC has the happy news that a 31 year old drunk has needed the help of the fire brigade to get out of a hole last night at the Belconnen Skate Park.
Some practice for the rescue team and a trip to hospital for facial injuries ensued.

Another crane incident

By 20 April 2009

The ABC brings word of a crane accident at a Baulderstone construction site in Civic:
The CFMEU says a worker at the Baulderstone site in Civic was almost killed when a three-ton concrete panel being lifted by a tower crane knocked over his four metre high work platform.
It says the worker escaped serious injuries by [...]

Wall Collapse in Belconnen?

By 31 October 2008

I have heard that there has been another building site accident in Belconnen today. Apparently a brick wall under construction has fallen onto some workers that had to be rushed to hospital.
Anyone have more info or pictures?
[ED - Also hearing a tree fell on a woman in civic today, more detail appreciated]
UPDATED: There’s an ABC [...]

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