A 95-year-old man has died in hospital following a collision in Weston last night (Thursday, November 22).
Around 6.45pm, the man was hit by a car while walking across Macnally Street near the intersection of Namatjira Drive in Weston. He was taken by the ACT Ambulance Service to The Canberra Hospital and died early this morning.
The road toll for the ACT remains at zero after the Easter long weekend with 18 people apprehended for drink driving as part of Operation Crossroads.
Officer-in-Charge of Traffic Operations, Sergeant Rod Anderson, said that while the ACT remained fatality free, police issued 119 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) for a number of offences including speeding and [...]
The ACT has remained the only jurisdiction in Australia to record zero road deaths over the Christmas-New Year period.
Acting Superintendent of Traffic Operations Jeff Knight said this is a pleasing result for police and the community as a whole, following on from recording the lowest road toll in more than 50 years in the [...]
ACT Policing has recorded a single digit road toll of six in 2011, making it the lowest road toll since 1959 and a two-third reduction from 2010.
The last fatality on ACT roads was recorded in March, making the ACT the only jurisdiction in Australia to not record a road fatality over the past nine months.
A 73-year-old Griffith man who died in The Canberra Hospital following a collision in Fyshwick on Friday, May 13 will not be counted towards the road toll.
The man was transported by ACT Ambulance to The Canberra Hospital where on admittance his condition deteriorated and he went into a coma. He died on Tuesday, May 17.
A 65-year-old man has died at The Canberra Hospital following a collision in Hume earlier this month.
ACT Policing’s Collision, Investigation and Reconstruction Team are investigating the collision which occurred on Thursday, April 14, where a semi-trailer veered across both lanes of the Monaro Highway, and collided with a number of power poles and vehicles before [...]
A 29-year-old Evatt man has died as a result of a single vehicle collision involving a motorcycle this afternoon (Saturday, 26 March).
About 3.40pm, ACT Policing responded to a report of a collision on the closed section of Tharwa Drive, Tharwa near Lanyon Homestead.
The male rider has collided with a fence whilst travelling southbound on Tharwa [...]
An elderly man who was involved in a collision over two weeks ago has died.
About 10.15am on Thursday January 27, the 98-year-old man was hit by a car in the Calvary Retirement Village. He was taken to The Canberra Hospital with serious injuries. The man died early this morning.
This death is not counted towards the [...]
Given that road safety related topics are so appreciated by RiotAct readers, I submit the following.
But first up, my condolences to anyone related to the following.
A (rough) breakdown of fatalities on ACT roads for 2010 shows:
Pushbikes – 2. Both were 60+ year old males.
Motorcycles – 4. The official stats have 5, but I am unable [...]
Jon Stanhope, perhaps smarting from his foolish Vision Zero immediately before a series of freak accidents blew out the road toll, is taking his angry voice to all of you.
Sure it starts as an “appeal”, and moves on with some initiatives which give the appearance of action such as punishing p-platers using cough syrup, point [...]
The Canberra Times is having kittens over the ACT’s road toll which, due to isolated and unrelated incidents, has risen to 5 per 100,000 people, the second highest in Australia per capita behind the Northern Territory (Note: Also a very small jurisdiction).
With roads and cars ever safer the sad reality is that road tolls are [...]
When will governments act on road safety rather than revenue raising? So far this year the road toll in the ACT has reached fifteen. How many of these fatal accidents have occurred on the main roads where the white vans are always sitting? Why do the authorities always choose the easy target of the drivers [...]