A man is in hospital in a stable condition after he was hit walking across the light rail network this morning (9 March).
Around 7:47 am, emergency services were called to attend an accident at the intersection of Cooyong Street and Northbourne Avenue in Canberra City.
ACT Fire and Rescue firefighters and ACT Ambulance Service Paramedics treated a male pedestrian. He was transported to Canberra Hospital in a stable condition with leg and upper body injuries.
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The pedestrian remained conscious and was not trapped under the vehicle.
An ACT Policing spokesperson said the collision was under investigation.
A Transport Canberra and City Services spokesperson said light rail vehicles will continue to operate along the corridor despite the accident and reminded the community to be “fully aware” of the vehicles.
“Transport Canberra remind the community of light rail testing underway and urge the community to be safe crossing intersections,” the spokesperson said.
“It is important for motorists and pedestrians to be aware that light rail vehicles are now running between Gungahlin and the City and that they are silent, large and travel quickly.
“It is important that pedestrians and motorists pay attention to their surroundings. If everybody obeys the road rules, particularly around red lights, everyone will be safe.
“We urge everyone in the community to be alert when walking and cycling near light rail and please observe the traffic signals and road rules so that we all stay safe.”