A man died in hospital late yesterday afternoon after suffering serious head and chest injuries when his motorcycle collided with a tree on Cotter Road, Stromlo a short time earlier.
His death is the first fatality on Canberra’s roads this year.
ACT Policing is investigating the single-vehicle collision, having responded initially to a report of the accident at about 5pm yesterday.
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ACT Ambulance Intensive Care Paramedics transported the man to The Canberra Hospital late yesterday, however he died shortly after. He had sustained serious head and chest injuries.
ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team is examining the circumstances surrounding the collision. A report will be prepared for the Coroner.
A police statement noted that the fatality came one day after the launch of the Country Roads Safety campaign and was a tragic reminder to drive to the conditions on country roads.
Police ask that any witnesses to the incident who have not yet spoken with them contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.
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