27 December 2019

ACT road toll increases to six in 2019 as man succumbs to injuries

| Dominic Giannini
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Chifley accident

The Chifley accident was the sixth fatality in the ACT in 2019. Photo: Region Media

A sixth person has died on ACT roads this year after a man who was involved in a single-car crash in Chifley a fortnight ago succumbed to his injuries and died on Thursday (26 December).

A 28-year-old man was transported to hospital on 14 December after his car collided with a tree near the corner of Hindmarsh Drive and Melrose Drive in Chifley at around 6:20 am.

He was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team are investigating the circumstances of the incident and a report will be prepared for the coroner.

According to ACT police data, nine people died on the roads in 2018, up from five people in 2017.

The death is the first road fatality since 21 October when a woman died after her car collided with a fire truck in Barton.

Chifley accident

The scene of the 14 December accident. Photo: Region Media.

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