Crace Eggstravaganza!

johnboy 14 October 2013 4

ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Ambulance Service are on scene at a truck accident on the Barton Highway and Gundaroo Drive, Crace.

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics have assessed one patient who is currently being taken to The Canberra Hospital.

ACT Fire & Rescue crews will remain on scene to assist in the clean up of the cargo with the B-Double truck carrying eggs.

Update to follow.

6:01 PM 13/10/13

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics treated the 35-year-old male patient for minor injuries.

The male patient has been taken to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

6:37pm Sunday 13 Oct 2013

[Courtesy ESA]

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4 Responses to Crace Eggstravaganza!
Felix the Cat Felix the Cat 12:57 pm 14 Oct 13

I drove past the accident scene not long after it happened and I’m fascinated to know what/how it happened. The truck was lying on it’s side in the lane closest to the centre traffic island on the Giralng side of the Barton Highway with the prime mover facing up hill toward toward South Canberra and the trailers (still attached to PM) facing Hall. See pic below from Canberra Times×349.jpg

So maybe the truck was coming from Hall direction and it was coming too fast for the roundabout (brake fail maybe or perhaps driver fatigue?) and then mounted the traffic island and then tipped over?

It surely wouldn’t of been coming along William Slim Dr and suddenly tried to turn right going the wrong way through the roundabout and toward oncoming traffic on the Barton Hwy, and I couldn’t see how a B-double could do a 180 degree turn at the roundabout if it were coming toward Hall.

thebrownstreak69 thebrownstreak69 11:50 am 14 Oct 13

I hope emergency services scrambled to fix the problem.

Genie Genie 10:55 am 14 Oct 13

Road was finally reopened about 6am this morning.

Primal Primal 10:17 am 14 Oct 13

The king’s horses and king’s men were unavailable for comment.

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