26 May 2019

Police seek witnesses to ‘hit and run’ on Cotter Road which trapped a woman in rolled car

| Glynis Quinlan
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Police are seeking witnesses to a collision on the Cotter Road which caused this Honda CRV to leave the road and flip, with its driver trapped inside. Photos and video by George Tsotsos.

Police are seeking witnesses and dash-cam footage relating to an alleged ‘hit and run’ on the Cotter Road at Curtin late yesterday (Saturday 25 May) which left a woman trapped in a car which had rolled onto its roof.

At about 5.20 pm yesterday, a white Toyota utility and a white Honda CRV collided near the Equestrian Park, causing the CRV to leave the road and flip, with its driver unable to get out.

ACT Policing said the driver of the Toyota did not stop to assist and left the scene.

Region Media understands that the driver of the Toyota later stopped near the Tuggeranong Parkway turn-off due to damage to his vehicle and ran off on foot. The video footage below shows both damaged vehicles.

As reported last night, ACT Ambulance Service, ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Policing attended the accident, with firefighters freeing the trapped woman from her car.

She was then treated by ACT Ambulance paramedics and transported to hospital.

Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision, as well as anyone whose dash-cam captured footage of the lead-up to the collision or the collision itself.

They are urging anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Information can be provided anonymously but please quote reference 6400100.

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