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Crash on Gundaroo Drive

By nanzan - 6 July 2009 107

There appeared to have been a very nasty crash on Gundaroo Drive this afternoon, involving at least two cars. Does anyone have any details?

Gundaroo Drive was closed between Nudurr Drive and the new turn off to Crace (Areba Avenue?), resulting in quite large detours for traffic on this busy road.

We happened on the scene apparently after the ambulance and fire brigade had left, but there were still five police vehicles (which seemed a lot) and an ACTION minibus in attendance.

It looked bad – hopefully it wasn’t.

[ED – Crimestoppers have a report]

    ACT Policing is investigating a collision in Crace this afternoon (July 5) which resulted in the death of a 29-year-old man.

    Shortly after 1pm, police were called to Gundaroo Drive, Crace, where a Holden Commodore sedan and a Toyota Yaris were involved in a collision.

    Police as well as ACT Fire Brigade and ACT Ambulance officers attended to the six occupants of the two vehicles, four in the Commodore and two in the Yaris. The 29-year-old male, who was the front passenger in the Commodore, was pronounced deceased at The Canberra Hospital.

    Four occupants of the vehicles were conveyed by ACT Ambulance to The Canberra Hospital while the other two went to The Calvary Hospital. The driver of the Commodore and the front passenger of the Yaris remain in a critical but stable condition.

    The Collision Reconstruction and Investigation Team are continuing their investigations into the incident.

    Police are also seeking any persons that may have witnessed the collision or any incident involving a green Holden Commodore earlier in the day to contact Crime Stoppers.

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107 Responses to
Crash on Gundaroo Drive
shauno 4:43 pm 06 Jul 09

Better put a few speed cameras there that will fix it!!

Mike Bessenger 4:40 pm 06 Jul 09

How many fatals have to occur before drink drivers start getting real punishment?

Hercsie 4:36 pm 06 Jul 09

How many fatals have to occur before someone decides to build a dual carriageway between the barton highway and gunghalin drive?

This is the second on that piece of road, is it not?

missalli 3:11 pm 06 Jul 09

Regardless of how/why, I think this is a horrible thing for the family and friends of this family. My thoughts are also with the occupants of the other car, prayers that the badly injured passenger pulls through.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 2:57 pm 06 Jul 09

Attitude and ability…

Holden Caulfield 2:50 pm 06 Jul 09

What a fking waste.

Thumper 2:46 pm 06 Jul 09

Unlicensed, drunk, unregistered.

Says it all really…

bren 2:27 pm 06 Jul 09

Iprime has the following:

Drunk driver kills son in crash
06/07/2009 | 11:31 AM

An unlicensed drunk driver has killed his 29-year-old son in a car crash at Crace yesterday afternoon.

Two others were hurt and are in a serious condition at The Canberra Hospital.

Police said an unregistered Holden Commodore carrying four people and a Toyota Yaris carrying two were driving in opposite directions on Gundaroo Drive when one crossed into the wrong lane.

In Crookwell, a 16-year-old has also been killed in a crash.

The 17-year-old P-plate driver has minor injuries.,118851#Scene_1

ROOSTERFAN 12:49 pm 06 Jul 09

it was on the road jst after the big barton highway roundabout

Growling Ferret 12:47 pm 06 Jul 09


It was approx 1km up Gundaroo Drive north of the Barton highway roundabout, before you get to Palmerston and Nicholls housing. Traffic was still being diverted at 5pm.

Mike Bessenger 12:24 pm 06 Jul 09

Sorry to hear about the loss of life.
Was it on the dirt road? I think the road is very dangerous and don’t understand for the amount of use it get why it has not been sealed.

ROOSTERFAN 11:57 am 06 Jul 09

RIP Payto u will be sadly missed by everyone

missalli 11:41 am 06 Jul 09

The driver of the commodore passed last night.He was the the father of the 29yr old passenger.

Jivrashia 11:36 am 06 Jul 09

Police are also seeking any persons that may have witnessed the collision or any incident involving a green Holden Commodore earlier in the day to contact Crime Stoppers.

That’s disturbing… This implies that it was a bit more than just a freak accident.

Danman 9:13 am 06 Jul 09

Thank you RA for putting my mind at ease.
I heard this report on my way into work this morning and had my heart in my throat with genuine concern.

The reason being, I have been trying to contact my brother for about a week, no return messages, no return phone calls….nothing. He lives in the area and is 29.

Noting that the 2 cars involved do not represent the car that my brother owns, I can now rest assured.

Of course, condolences to the young mans family – and all occupants of both cars.
29 is way too young to check out.

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