A 61-year-old man has been taken to hospital in a serious condition after he was hit by a light rail vehicle on the corner of Barry Drive and Northbourne Avenue on Monday morning (12 August).
Around 9.10am, the male pedestrian was struck by a northbound light rail vehicle at the intersection of Barry Drive and Northbourne Avenue, Turner.
ACT Policing members, along with ACT Ambulance Service paramedics, ACT Fire & Rescue members and Canberra Metro investigators attended the scene.
The patient was treated at the scene and transported to hospital in a serious condition.
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ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team (CIRT) is examining the circumstances surrounding the collision. CCTV footage from the light rail vehicle has been provided to police, and a number of witnesses were spoken to at the scene.
Police would like to remind drivers, cyclists and pedestrians to take care around the light rail corridor. Don’t cross light rail tracks unless using a designated crossing, and take care just as you would when crossing a road.
The incident occurred on the day Canberra Metro and the ACT Government launched their Rail Safety Week campaign.
Anyone with information that could assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.
Please quote reference 6427063. Information can be provided anonymously.