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Girl, 7, dies in Page car crash

By Canfan 23 July 2015 13

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ACT Policing is investigating a fatal collision in Page last night (Wednesday 22 July).

Around 7pm, police operations were notified of the collision between a Nissan Navara and a Nissan Pulsar in which a seven-year-old girl has died.

The Nissan Navara was travelling west on Southern Cross Drive when it collided with the Nissan Pulsar turning right off Southern Cross Drive into Chewings Street.

ACT Ambulance treated the child on scene and the child was conveyed to Calvary Hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team are investigating the incident and will be preparing a report for the Coroner.

This is the eighth person to have died on ACT roads this year.

Police are asking anyone that witnessed the collision to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or ACT Policing Operations on 131 444.

(ACT Policing media release)


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Holden Caulfield 11:38 am 24 Jul 15

cranky said :

The ADR’s have certainly reduced the fatality/injury rates experienced over the years, but perhaps the design rules that a Nissan was required to comply with 8 or so years ago were not adequate to prevent this girls demise.

Not sure about the Navara, but that Pulsar would have been over 20 years old.

Moreover, the physics involved would more than likely render any bar ineffective. The size and weight difference of the two cars wouldn’t have helped.

Evilomlap 9:57 am 24 Jul 15

From the photos published in the CT it looks like the Pulsar was the one turning right and was then t-boned by the Nissan SUV and the little girl was in the Pulsar?

I’m not judging anyone involved in this accident but this raises a larger issue for me. All the time I see people speeding or driving dangerously with children in their car. I’m a pretty calm person but if anything could drive me to road rage on someone it’s this. As far as I’m concerned even doing 70 in a 60 zone (with a fully-restrained and properly seated) child in your car is breaching your duty of care to that child.

zllauh 2:09 am 24 Jul 15

tragic. such a sad news. Such intersections needs to be taken care of .

cranky 7:51 pm 23 Jul 15

This is tragic.

This is why strengthening bars were introduced into car doors.

The ADR’s have certainly reduced the fatality/injury rates experienced over the years, but perhaps the design rules that a Nissan was required to comply with 8 or so years ago were not adequate to prevent this girls demise.

I believe that current ADR’s probably require additional side impact airbags which may have reduced the consequences.

My thoughts are with the family. I’m so sorry.

Kalliste 7:48 pm 23 Jul 15

Mello said :

Willo,

I lived on Chewings Street for years and saw lots of impatience displayed on that corner. And an awful lot of bad driving.

Same, it’s a bad intersection, especially if you’re turning left out of Ratcliffe cres and trying to then turn right onto Chewings.

ungruntled 7:47 pm 23 Jul 15

Appaulling situation for all involved and not something one ever gets over.
Especially an awful situation for the drivers of both cars. I do hope she was properly belted in, as that would make it even more awful for her parents.
Whatever the situation, they will need a lot of support over the next little & long while and Canberrans can do that very well.

rubaiyat 4:09 pm 23 Jul 15

Mello said :

Willo,

I lived on Chewings Street for years and saw lots of impatience displayed on that corner. And an awful lot of bad driving.

30 years in Canberra have not inured me to the rudeness, selfishness and lack of consideration shown by many Canberra drivers, they are the worst mix of self centred and spoiled arrogant entitlement.

I am daily reminded of that here in Sydney where you only have to step off the curb or look like you might want to, to get drivers politely let you cross. In Canberra you live in permanent fear, especially when trying to use pedestrian crossings which seem to particularly annoy Canberra drivers as you dare to impede their born right to take their car wherever and whenever they want.

Mello 3:35 pm 23 Jul 15

Willo,

I lived on Chewings Street for years and saw lots of impatience displayed on that corner. And an awful lot of bad driving.

Rollersk8r 2:44 pm 23 Jul 15

Shocking news. Goes without saying but as a parent of a 7 year old girl this is my absolute worst nightmare.

willo 1:35 pm 23 Jul 15

very bad news that intersection is quite a tricky one

Postalgeek 12:38 pm 23 Jul 15

Horrible horrible news. Thoughts go out to the family, and to the emergency workers who have to deal with these tragedies involving kids.

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 12:00 pm 23 Jul 15

Incredibly sad. Condolences and thoughts to those involved.

Jenny Tiffen 11:47 am 23 Jul 15

This is so tragic. Prayers for everyone involved. RIP little darling 🙁

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