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61-year-old man in a serious condition after being hit by LRV

Lachlan Roberts 12 August 2019 111

A pedestrian has been hit by a light rail vehicle. Photos: Region Media. 

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.

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.

Light rail services have been impacted.

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.


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111 Responses to 61-year-old man in a serious condition after being hit by LRV
Margaret Gracie Margaret Gracie 5:52 pm 12 Aug 19

Look to the left, look to the right then look to the left again. If you see one big mother of a red tram coming STOP.

    Glenn Williams Glenn Williams 9:35 pm 16 Aug 19

    Hi, I thought it was look to the right, look to the left and then look back to the right. You need to check where the immediate danger is when stepping out on the road.

Neil Gavin Neil Gavin 6:56 pm 12 Aug 19

100 bucks he was looking at his phone.

    Garry Booth Garry Booth 7:24 pm 12 Aug 19

    Neil Gavin he was on it.

    Scottie Avela Scottie Avela 1:29 pm 13 Aug 19

    Yes he was, where can i collect my $100 dude.... ha...😂😂😂😂

Gabrielle Hadkins Gabrielle Hadkins 10:32 am 13 Aug 19

Wonder if he was glued to his mbl ph ?????

Errol Kerr Errol Kerr 3:09 pm 13 Aug 19

Mark Oldrey - yes it is not at all nice. Saw it last time i visited Kieren - I was not impressed.

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