ACT Policing is investigating a collision on the Tuggeranong Parkway in Weston tonight (Thursday, May 5) around 7pm in which an elderly male driver was deceased.
Investigators are examining the circumstances surrounding the collision, which occurred after a northbound Kia Cerato sedan driven by the deceased man, an 86-year-old from Page, has lost control and collided with the concrete divider in the centre of the road before being struck from behind by another vehicle, a Mazda sedan.
Attempts were made to resuscitate the elderly man but he later died at the scene. He was the sole occupant of the Kia sedan. The two people in the Mazda sedan were conveyed to hospital but their injuries were not considered serious.
While police are noting this as the seventh fatality on Canberra’s roads this year, investigations are ongoing as to whether the victim had died as a result of a medical condition. A determination as to whether this was a road fatality or the result of a medical condition will be made following a post mortem examination.
The Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team is requesting that any witnesses to the incident who have not yet spoken with police should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.