22 May 2022

Another death in horror month on ACT roads

| Kim Treasure
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ACT Policing are seeking witnesses and information regarding another fatal accident on ACT roads. Photo: File.

The ACT has record its third fatality in 48 hours in what has been a horror month on Canberra’s roads.

The ACT road toll for 2022 has reached nine, with four of the deaths recorded this month alone.

The most recent accident happened at about 9:20 pm on Saturday (21 May 2022). ACT Policing received reports of a motorcycle collision on Bugden Avenue, Gowrie.

ACT Road Policing officers and ACT Ambulance Service paramedics attended the scene and found the rider of the motorcycle had sustained life-threatening injuries.

Initial investigations revealed the motorcyclist was travelling on Bugden Avenue towards Ashley Drive. He failed to negotiate a bend and hit a bus stop signpost. The 53-year-old man from Gowrie suffered a serious head injury and died later at the Canberra Hospital.

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ACT Road Policing’s Major Crash Team is conducting a full investigation into the collision. Anyone who witnessed the collision or captured dash-cam footage of it is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Quote reference number 7115743.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.

On 20 May, a man died in a single-vehicle car crash in Belconnen. The accident happened at about 5:30 pm when the vehicle left Kingsford Smith Drive near Verbrugghen St, Melba, and hit a tree.

On 19 May, a 20-year-old was killed in a head-on collision on Hindmarsh Drive.

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Acting Roads Policing detective acting inspector Paul Hutchenson said the man was driving home from work when the crash occurred.

On 7 May, a woman died in a single vehicle collision on Isabella Drive, Isabella Plains, in Canberra’s south. The car in which she was travelling hit a tree at the intersection of Isabella Drive and Drumston Street.

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