If a stranger in the street needed help, would you help them? I’m sure close to 100 per cent of people would say yes. But so often when these instances occur, the help isn’t willing.
I crashed my car recently (and feel really bad about the two-hour traffic jam on Kings Avenue!). Three cars were involved [...]
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 [...]
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) [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
(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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
[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 [...]
[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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
[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 [...]
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, [...]
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.