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Narrabundah fatal

By johnboy - 6 June 2012 5

A 53-year-old Narrabundah man has died in hospital following a two vehicle collision in Narrabundah this evening (Tuesday, June 5).

Early investigations indicate around 6.55pm, a white Toyota Corolla was turning right from Captain Cook Crescent onto Jerrabomberra Avenue when it collided with a red Toyota Camry which was travelling northbound along Jerrabomberra Avenue.

Both drivers were taken to The Canberra Hospital, where the male driver of the Toyota Corolla died. The female driver of the Toyota Camry was treated for minor injuries.

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

ACT Policing’s Collision, Investigation and Reconstruction Team are investigating the cause of the collision and will prepare a report for the ACT Coroner.

Any witnesses to the collision who are yet to speak with police are asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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dungfungus 12:27 pm 06 Jun 12

Cheap said :

When I saw the headline I instantly knew exactly where this was. This is an absolutely horrendous intersection. The problem is that there is a big pole on your right hand side (when coming from captain cook) that obscures your vision, and cars are often going much too fast for that corner (60-70km/h). Also, when coming from captain cook there is only enough room for one car to stop halfway across the road, and I’ve seen lots of cars not realise this and blindly follow the car in front, causing the road to be half blocked.

This problem intersection has been the subject of several discussions on ABC 666 “Chief Minister Talkback” over the years.
The usual response has been “the mirror one” (I’ll look into it). Someone should sue the ACT Government for dereliction of duty.

gishymcgee 12:16 pm 06 Jun 12

My husband was involved in a major accident at this intersection when a tourist failed to give way from Capt. Cook Crescent.

I live right near this intersection and am amazed by how many accidents there are (especially peak hour + rain). Over the past 2 years there has been so much road work on curbs and line markings, with little obvious change to the accident rate. About two metres down the road there is a traffic light to assist pedestrians to cross the road which could easily be shifted to incorporate the intersection and avoid all these accidents.
My husband was involved in a major accident at this intersection when a tourist failed to give way from Capt. Cook Crescent.

Jivrashia 12:12 pm 06 Jun 12

Cheap said :

The problem is that there is a big pole on your right hand side (when coming from captain cook) that obscures your vision

+1

You can even see it from space.

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 12:02 pm 06 Jun 12

Bugger. Condolences to the family, a very shitty thing to happen.

Cheap 11:39 am 06 Jun 12

When I saw the headline I instantly knew exactly where this was. This is an absolutely horrendous intersection. The problem is that there is a big pole on your right hand side (when coming from captain cook) that obscures your vision, and cars are often going much too fast for that corner (60-70km/h). Also, when coming from captain cook there is only enough room for one car to stop halfway across the road, and I’ve seen lots of cars not realise this and blindly follow the car in front, causing the road to be half blocked.

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