26 May 2019

Firefighters free trapped woman from car after it rolls on Cotter Road

| Glynis Quinlan
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A woman had to be extricated from her car after it rolled on to its roof on Cotter Road. Photos: George Tsotsos

A woman had to be extricated from her car after it rolled onto its roof following an accident involving two vehicles which occurred on Cotter Road in Curtin around 5.40 pm tonight (May 25).

ACT Ambulance Service, ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Policing attended the accident, with firefighters freeing the trapped woman from her car.

She was then treated by ACT Ambulance Paramedics and transported to hospital.

The eastbound lane on Cotter Road near McCulloch Street, Curtin was closed to traffic after the accident and was expected to be closed for some time.

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Cars don’t just “roll over” of their own accord – if we’re going to be serious about road trauma, we’re going to have to stop blaming inanimate objects.

Capital Retro9:39 am 26 May 19

Hope the lady was not seriously injured.

Another example of how SUVs with their designed high centre of gravity are prone to flip in minor collisions.

Really? You blame the SUV’s centre of gravity – not human/driver error? Quite remarkable.

(from a sedan driver)

SUV? Really?! That looks like a Honda CRV, which is neither sports, or utility.

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