2 August 2017

Fatal car crash in Campbell

| Emily Morris
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The ACT recorded its 5th fatality this year on ACT roads after a person died as a result of a single vehicle crash in Campbell yesterday (Tuesday 1 August).

It appears as though a vehicle crashed into a wall and then caught fire at the intersection of Fairbairn Avenue and Mount Ainslie Drive, Campbell at around 10:30 pm.

Firefighters attended the scene and extinguished the fire.

ACT Police said the driver, who was the only occupant of the vehicle, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team (CIRT) are continuing to examine the circumstances surrounding the collision and will prepare a report for the Coroner.

Police are urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via act.crimestoppers.com.au.

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I have to wonder about the government’s solution to this – to stop people from crashing into the barrier at the end of Mt Ainslie Dr, they’ve installed a series of additional barriers across Mt Ainslie Dr.
Is that why they call it the “Barr-ier” administration?

Holden Caulfield9:58 am 02 Aug 17

Yes, just over a year ago: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-15/person-killed-in-campbell-crash/7246622

I wonder if some sort of traffic calming measures on Mount Ainslie Drive, on the approach to the Fairbairn Avenue intersection, might help prevent similar incidents in future.

Holden Caulfield9:54 am 02 Aug 17

Hmm, not good news, although an odd intersection for such an accident at first reading.

From memory there has been at least one other fatal accident at this intersection?

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