24 June 2022

Drivers urged to avoid Northbourne after person hit by tram

| Lottie Twyford
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A person has been hit by a light rail vehicle this morning on Northbourne Avenue. Photo: Michelle Kroll.

Drivers are being urged to avoid Northbourne Avenue this morning following a collision between a person and a light rail vehicle.

The incident took place just before 8 am just north of Ipima Street.

ACT Policing confirmed that person has now been taken to hospital but their condition remains unknown at this time.

A spokesperson for Transport Canberra and City Services said ACT Policing remains on scene and is investigating.

Customers who were on the light rail at the time of the incident were asked to remain on the vehicle awaiting questioning by the police.

This has now been completed and they have been released and are being walked to Ipima stop.

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It’s understood the injured person was a man.

There are now multiple traffic delays around the city due to the accident.

Bus replacement services are in place and will be running until the incident has been cleared.

Further details will likely follow later in the day.

More to come.

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Capital Retro7:39 pm 24 Jun 22

The ABC TV News tonight reported what must be another incident involving a “light rail vehicle” this time.

Or, as the amateur scribblers at the Times reported – “The incident had knock-on effects for commuters for several hours, with drivers asked to avoid Northbourne Avenue.”
Oh dear.

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