Monaro Highway Monster Mash

johnboy 1 July 2013

ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team are investigating a five vehicle collision this morning (Monday, July 1) on the Monaro Highway in Canberra’s south.

Around 7:15am a B-double semi-trailer collided with a car and another semi-trailer, between Johnson Drive and Old Cooma Highway. Two cars travelling in the opposite direction were side-swiped forcing them to take evasive action. The incident caused one of the trucks to jack-knife across the road, causing significant traffic disruptions.

Roads ACT closed the Monaro Highway between Johnson Drive and the Old Cooma Highway, diverting traffic onto those roads. The female driver of the car suffered minor injuries.

Acting Superintendent of Traffic Operations Rod Anderson said the incident was a timely reminder for Canberrans to modify their driving to the conditions.

“We had some very thick fog presenting a significant traffic hazard this morning. Looking at the damage this car has suffered, it’s amazing no-one was seriously injured or worse,” Acting Superintendent Anderson said.

“I urge everyone to take extra precautions during these winter months when the conditions present extra driving hazards.”

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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