Motorists have been reminded to slow down around emergency vehicles after ACT Policing highlighted the case of two police officers who were treated for minor injuries after a white Ford Ranger struck their stationary vehicle.
They had been attending a collision between a single vehicle and a kangaroo on the Majura Parkway at about 6:15 am on Saturday, September 16.
The vehicle was on the southbound side of the road and couldn’t be moved, so a tow truck was arranged.
The officers were seated inside their police vehicle at about 6:55 am, waiting for the tow truck to arrive.
Their vehicle was stationary with the emergency lights activated, blocking traffic from passing until the scene was cleared.
It was then struck from behind by a white Ford Ranger estimated to have been travelling between 80 km/h and 100 km/h.
The penalty for failing to slow near emergency vehicles is $289 and two demerit points.