21 March 2024

Cyclist dies after crash on Lady Denman Drive in ACT's second fatal collision for 2024

| Albert McKnight
debris on Lady Denman Drive with a police car and police officer

A BMW sedan collided with a cyclist on Lady Denman Drive on Wednesday (20 March). Photo: Claire Fenwicke.

A cyclist died after a collision with a car on Lady Denman Drive in the second fatality recorded for ACT’s roads this year.

Officers heard reports that a grey BMW sedan and a cyclist crashed while on the road, the location of which is adjacent to the Glenloch interchange, around 2:30 pm on Wednesday afternoon (20 March), ACT Policing said.

Emergency services treated the 36-year-old cyclist at the scene before they were transported to the Canberra Hospital in a critical condition.

“Sadly, they were declared deceased soon after,” a police spokesperson said.

“The driver of the BMW is assisting police with their enquiries.”

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ACT Road Policing’s Major Collision Team is now investigating the circumstances of the collision and a report will be prepared for the coroner.

If you witnessed the crash or have dash cam footage relating to it, contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Quote reference P2241507.

debris next to Lady Denman Drive after a crash

A BMW sedan collided with a cyclist on Lady Denman Drive on Wednesday. Photo: Claire Fenwicke.

The first death on the Territory’s roads for 2024 is alleged to have occurred when a 14-year-old was driving a stolen car, which contained a total of four people, before he crashed on the Barton Highway late at night on 17 January.

Joshua Stewart, 19, died after he was pulled from the wreckage, and while another 14-year-old has regained consciousness from a coma after receiving life-threatening injuries, he remained “non-responsive in hospital” earlier this month.

The alleged driver from this crash remains before the courts.

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