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Death on the Parkway

By johnboy 6 May 2011 42

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.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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WonderfulWorld 11:33 pm 21 May 11

I drove past this accident on the otherside of the parkway and wondered what had happened saying my prayers as looked bad.

So thanks RA for keeping us in the know.

As for the comments, why do RAs always sway from the issue of an accident to “spellos”. This is not the place for one up man ship of the best public servant that ever livedand they can not spell at the best of times!

To be honest I do not come to this site as often as I used to because the topics comments ALWAYS steer from the reason they are posted.

Please keep the conversations in line with the topics as it is just completely distracting from the story.

dvaey 10:29 am 09 May 11

Innovation said :

What do you suggest should be done to fix all of these terrible practices? Do you think that we should pay more taxes to skill up and/or replace, to your standards, all of the offending civilians and police working in the AFP?

Maybe of the miriad of new staff you employ, find the best writers and english scores of the applicants rather than just throwing whoever wherever theres a spot. You dont have someone who cant draw, take the role of a sketchmaker, why have someone who cant write take the role of a media writer? You dont necessarily have to increase the skills, you just have to find those who already have them and put them in the best roles to begin with.

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