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Tag Archives: car crash

Nasty crash in Queanbeyan

By 2 October 2013

The Queanbeyan Age have reported a story about a nasty five car collision at lunchtime today, along with a request from Police for information on the accident.
QUEANBEYAN Police are continuing their inquiries after a five vehicle crash in town this afternoon.
At about 12.45pm today, a sedan was travelling east on Canberra Avenue and was nearing [...]

Four car pile-up on Adelaide Avenue

By 11 May 2012

There was an accident on Adelaide Avenue this morning, just opposite the Lodge. It can’t have been too serious, as the cars weren’t overly damaged, but cops and ambos were in attendance.
However, what was particularly striking was the sight of four cars wedged together in a row – I’ve lived in Canberra (on and off) [...]

Big smash in Wanniassa

By 25 March 2012

Eight people including five children have been taken to hospital following a two car accident at Wanniassa this afternoon.
The ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue were called to the corner of Drakeford Drive and Tavner street just after 12:30pm.
Firefighters had to cut one patient out of each car who were both trapped by [...]

Did anyone happen to see…?

By 7 November 2011

What happened at the corner of Beasley Street and Athllon Drive on Friday evening. 
It looked like a gentleman ran off the road for about 150 m and took out a number of signs and a couple of trees on the way.    
I hope he’s okay.

Bizarre Manuka carpark prang

By 9 August 2011

I joined a group of stunned onlookers at the scene of this three-car accident in the carpark under Coles Manuka just after 5pm yesterday.

Commonwealth Avenue blocked City bound.

By 18 July 2011

ACTPol_Traffic have tweeted this warning which will have a dramatic effect on afternoon traffic:
2 car accident Commonwealth Ave, Parkes just past State Circle. All lanes blocked City Bound.
UPDATE: Two lanes are now open.

Melba smash

By 17 July 2011

ACT Policing’s Collision, Investigation and Reconstruction Team are investigating a single vehicle collision in Melba this morning (Sunday, July 17), in which a 28-year-old man suffered serious injuries.
Around 5.05am, the man was driving a Holden Commodore station wagon southbound along Kingsford Smith Drive when he lost control a short distance past Baddeley Crescent.
Initial investigations indicate [...]

Witnesses to Watson car smash?

By 10 June 2011

Morning All,
Last night my girlfriend’s car and a second car were totaled by person driving a late model red/maroon Mitsubishi Triton.  Her housemates heard the collision, looked out the window just in time to see the coward turn off his headlights (assuming to hide the rear number plate) and take off.
The two vehicles were legally [...]

Totterdell smash

By 4 June 2011

One man is in a critical condition at The Canberra Hospital and two others suffered minor injuries following a single vehicle collision earlier this morning (Saturday, June 4).
About 2.45am police were called to Totterdell Street in Belconnen after a car hit a tree. The driver and rear passenger sustained minor injuries while the front seat [...]

Death on the Parkway

By 6 May 2011

ACT Policing is investigating a collision on the Tuggeranong Parkway in Weston tonight (Thursday, May 5) around 7pm in which an elderly male driver was deceased.
Investigators are examining the circumstances surrounding the collision, which occurred after a northbound Kia Cerato sedan driven by the deceased man, an 86-year-old from Page, has lost control and collided [...]

Car crash in Gungahlin

By 8 February 2011

It seems noone who drives along Gungahlin Place in gungahin knows how to give way. This comes from a resident of the street who has near missed numerous cars.
There was an incident today when a small white Hyundai Getz (surpisingly not a P Plater) T-Boned a larger, Toyota of some sort.
Maybe Canberrans should learn how to [...]

Dogs escaped from car accident on Ipima Street Braddon

By 23 January 2011

About an hour ago there was a serious car accident on Ipima Street in Braddon.
It transpired from one of the injured that they had some dogs in the car with them, and the dogs have done a runner. My girlfriend and I have just spent an hour combing Braddon with a few others trying to [...]

Crash at Roundabout Flinders Way and Monaro Cres

By 21 November 2010

I was walking my dog the other day and I came across a crashed yellow car next to the roundabout at the intersection of Flinders Way and Monaro Crescent.
The yellow hatchback (with P-plates) looked to have been T-boned by another car on the right hand side. There was serious cabin intrusion on the driver side [...]

Police Wrap – 15 November 2010

By 15 November 2010

1. What do you expect from four blokes in a Commodore:
ACT Policing seized a silver Holden Commodore and will be seeking to interview its driver after an incident on Saturday evening in Palmerston in which two men were assaulted.
Police responded to the incident at Palmerston shops around 6.45pm where it was reported that a 45-year-old [...]

Police Wrap – 28 September 2010

By 28 September 2010

1. Dark Deeds in McKellar:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a home invasion that occurred in Dumas Street, McKellar early this morning (Tuesday September 28).
About 5.30am up to four males have forced entry into the residence and assaulted the middle-aged-couple. The offenders were armed with a firearm and a possible taser.
The 53-year-old female victim was [...]

Canberra teen dies on the Barton Highway

By 24 September 2010

This in from NSW Police:
Police will prepare a report for the Coroner after the death of a man following a single-vehicle crash near Canberra this morning.
About 3.50am a car was travelling on the Barton Highway at Jeir, 40kms south-east of Canberra, when it left the roadway and went into a ditch.
The driver, an 18-year-old man [...]

Police Wrap – 8 September 2010

By 8 September 2010

1. School bus beats Lancer:
ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation team is attending a two vehicle collision which occurred in Gowrie today (September 7).
Police first attended the incident around 3.47pm on Ashley Drive at the intersection of Statton Street where a rural school bus and a Silver Lancer had collided.
Three males from the Silver Lancer, all [...]

Police Wrap – 6 September 2010

By 6 September 2010

1. Bingle on Macarthur and Miller, again:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision which occurred in O’Connor last night (Sunday September 5).
About 6.10pm Police were called to a collision at the intersection of Macarthur Avenue and Miller Street, O’Connor. The collision involved 2 vehicles with one driver being taken to Calvary Hospital with chest [...]

O’Connor Carnage

By 27 August 2010

The following in from the ESA indicate a busy day in O’Connor:
1:55pm Friday 27 August 2010 – Man trapped after single vehicle mva in O’Connor ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire Brigade are in attendance at a single vehicle accident on the corner of MacArthur Avenue and David Street O’Connor.
One male currently trapped inside [...]

Police Wrap – 27 August 2010

By 27 August 2010

1. Has any straight man ever owned a Mazda 121?
A 22-year-old man from Weston will face court tomorrow (Friday, August 27) after a drink-driving charge was added to his list of traffic offences.
The man was the driver in a single vehicle collision on Majura Road on Saturday, August 14, which almost destroyed his Mazda [...]

Police Wrap – 16 August 2010

By 16 August 2010

(The AFP website has had a few days off, but returns with more policing goodness)
1. Perhaps not the best car for the job:
ACT Policing arrested a 16-year-old male youth late on Saturday night (August 14) following the short pursuit of a stolen Mazda 121 through Belconnen.
Police sighted the stolen vehicle on Condell St, Belconnen [...]

Car crash in Union Court?

By 3 June 2010

Spotted in Union Court at the ANU around 1pm today – I wonder what happened here…
Apologies for the crappy photo – I was too busy to get my camera out at the time.
UPDATE: Apparently the car was there for a road safety demonstration.

Too much truth?

By 29 March 2010

Tonight Media Watch had a go at the Canberra Times for informing the public that Narrabundah car crash victim Scott Oppelaar was himself a thieving shitbag with a life spent bringing misery to the wider community.
According to the Media Watch headline this front page news was “too much truth”.
His grandmother, the Anglican Reverend Ruth Dudley [...]

Four killed in Canberra police chase

By 23 March 2010

[First filed: Mar 21, 2010 @ 9:42]
[Ed - theres more to this story than most have heard, we're sure more will come out in the following days. The RiotACT has heard some rumors about the driver and where he was before the chase, who the occupants of the second car were and what [...]

Double fatality in Clift Crescent car crash

By 31 March 2009

[First filed: March 29, 2009 @ 14:06]
The ABC reports that two teenager have died after an early morning car crash in Richardson.
A 19-year-old man died from serious injuries he received in the single-vehicle accident and a 17-year-old female was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver and the front-seat passenger, both believed to be aged in [...]

Fatality on Ginninderra Drive

By 16 March 2009

I just read on a forum that there has been a fatality on Ginninderra Drive.
Does anyone else have any further details about this incident?
UPDATED: The ABC explains as much as can be explained:
Police say the man, aged in his 40s, has fallen from the truck he was driving and under the rear wheels.
The truck continued down [...]

Car goes through bedroom wall in Chifley

By 1 February 2009

According to ABC News, this happened about 7:20am this morning.
I drove past just after 8am, and it looked like the car was a bit burnt out.
One of my neighbours said the owners had only recently finished renovating, must be very sad to see this happen to their home.
Hope nobody was hurt.

Boffo bingle at North Ainslie Primary

By 6 November 2008

[First filed: November 05, 2008 @ 10:09]

Thanks to Gungahlin Al for the tip.
In the small hours of the morning (one resident reckons 3.30am) someone managed to get the Majura-Davenport roundabout very badly wrong.
It looks like the car clipped a tree on the wrong side and rolled before coming to rest in the school’s fence.
UPDATED: Apparently [...]

Car Crash – Lady Dedman

By 26 March 2008

Riding home last night, about 6:30 I noticed a white hatch pulled over by the golf course, driver inside, front looked slightly crumpled.
Fire truck went straight by with siren and lights. Few 100 metres on, three? cars. I noticed major panel damage on one’s left panel ahead of the wheel. In front of everything, [...]

Man killed in car accident on Barry Drive

By 21 January 2008

According to ABC news, a 71 year old man died in a car accident on Barry Drive late this morning causing serious traffic disruptions. A 70 year old woman is also recovering in hospital.

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