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Fatal in Higgins

By johnboy - 30 May 2010 8

ACT Policing have announced another fatal collision under Jon Stanhope’s “Vision Zero”.

ACT Policing’s Collision, Investigation and Reconstruction Team (CIRT) are investigating a single vehicle collision that resulted in the death of a man in Higgins last night (May 29).

Police were called to the location on Southern Cross Drive around 11.40pm. Early investigations indicate the driver, travelling west-bound, lost control of his vehicle approximately 250 metres after the Southern Cross Drive and Kingsford Smith Drive intersection, and collided with a tree.

The driver, a 35-year-old male from Evatt, died at the scene.

This is the fourteenth road fatality for 2010.

Police are urging drivers to take extra caution on the roads when driving in wet conditions.

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Fatal in Higgins
lrende01 9:56 am 10 Jun 10

I live in this area and was quite surprised to hear it was a collision with a tree. I thought it was the intersection of Casteaux St and Kingsford Smith Drive that caused the fatality.

I have seen too many accidents at this intersection. It is a real trouble maker. Most of the accidents occur when a southbound vehicle turns into Higgins here, and a car from Higgins turns into Kingsford Smith to head south not realising the other vehicle is turning in. There was another accident there last week and some of the wreckage is still lying around. Who is meant to clean this up anyhow?

The two intersections entering Higgins between Southern Cross and Belconnen Way are very difficult to get in and out of due to traffic speeding – here’s hoping the speed camera helps this too.

dvaey 4:09 am 01 Jun 10

Swaggie said :

Mayor Stanhope, even as you read this, is planning another speed camera at the location of this accident – that’ll solve the problem eh Jon? Anything but cut back on some wasted expense and give the police extra resources to mount more traffic patrols…

As much as I believe youre right about the police needing more resources for traffic patrols, I think that road has a higher proportion of speeding motorists than any other road in the area.. Whether speed was a factor in this accident, I dont know, but this site makes more sense than a lot of others I can think of where there are currently cameras setup.

bd84 10:20 pm 31 May 10

Swaggie said :

Mayor Stanhope, even as you read this, is planning another speed camera at the location of this accident – that’ll solve the problem eh Jon? Anything but cut back on some wasted expense and give the police extra resources to mount more traffic patrols…

or he can put up some “road safety signs” that will definately help in reducing the road toll.

farq 9:54 am 31 May 10

georgesgenitals said :

Very sad – anyone know what actually happened?

Wet weather and trees on the side of the road. There are some poor surfaces on that road around the intersections too. In bad conditions, traction can be a challange for older cars.

Who knows, it’s a straight bit of road, so…

georgesgenitals 9:32 am 31 May 10

Very sad – anyone know what actually happened?

johnboy 10:12 pm 30 May 10

Muttsybignuts said :

Sad news.

BTW, the link in the original post takes you to the liberal pollies thingy, not the Higgins fatality thingy.

ta, fixed.

Swaggie 9:00 pm 30 May 10

Mayor Stanhope, even as you read this, is planning another speed camera at the location of this accident – that’ll solve the problem eh Jon? Anything but cut back on some wasted expense and give the police extra resources to mount more traffic patrols…

Muttsybignuts 6:24 pm 30 May 10

Sad news.

BTW, the link in the original post takes you to the liberal pollies thingy, not the Higgins fatality thingy.

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