Police Wrap – 2 December

johnboy 2 December 2008 6

1. There was a fatal accident in Kingston yesterday:

    ACT Policing is investigating a two vehicle collision in Kingston today (Monday, 1 December) that has resulted in the death of an elderly woman.

    About 12.10pm a white Mazda sedan and a light truck collided at the intersection of Wentworth Avenue and Mildura Street.

    The driver of the Mazda, an 89-year-old woman from Aranda, was conveyed to The Canberra Hospital by ACT Ambulance in a critical condition however she died a short time later. The two male occupants in the light truck were not injured.

    The eastbound side of Wentworth Avenue remains closed to traffic as ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team investigate the incident.

2. A 20 yr old Braddon man is missing:

    ACT Policing is investigating the disappearance of a 20-year-old Braddon man on Friday (November 28).

    Steven Kennedy was last seen leaving work on Friday evening in Pialligo around 6pm and failed to attend work on Saturday (November 29).

    Steven’s family are concerned for his welfare as it is out of character for him not to attend work or contact them.

    Steven is described as Aboriginal, 175cm (5’9”) tall with a slim build, dark brown hair and brown eyes.

3. Another nasty beating in Civic:

    ACT Policing is investigating the assault of a 28-year-old Sydney man in Civic around 3.35am today (November 30).

    Police located the victim in the Pitts Street car park unconscious, two men of Islander appearance were seen running from the area.

    The victim is currently in The Canberra Hospital in a serious but stable condition, the extent of his injuries are yet to be determined.

If you can help contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website at www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

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6 Responses to Police Wrap – 2 December
mdme workalot mdme workalot 8:39 am 03 Dec 08

Agree with you about Wentworth Ave 123qwe, but I would also like to point out that driver behaviour along that road is also to blame. Although the speed limit is 60, traffic averages between 70-80kmh and it is not policed at all. I’ve been driving that road twice a day for the last 3 years and am yet to see a camera on it.

Also, people are so unaware of what’s going on around them that if someone did pull out in front of them they don’t have time to stop. Every day I see the same thing – someone pulls out from one of the side roads because they can’t see beyond the ridiculously large trees, and the person already on the road is so busy drinking their coffee or trying to brush their hair they have to slam on the brakes and swerve into the other lane. If they were concentrating, they would see the person there and think ‘I wonder if he’s going to pull out in front of me’ and already have the foot on the brakes.

Sleaz274 Sleaz274 10:51 pm 02 Dec 08

Does the phrase “of islander appearance” keep cropping up in these reports or is it just my suppressed racism?

123qwe 123qwe 9:19 pm 02 Dec 08

Is it just me, or has it been a bad year statistically for deaths on the roads here in the ACT?

Totally unknown what happened in this accident, but the uncontrolled intersections across Wentworth ave (Burke, Kembla, and Telopea Park West) are quite dangerous. I would rather see those through sections blocked off and have traffic move along Wentworth and have to double back to get where they want to go.

cranky cranky 8:58 pm 02 Dec 08

It’s The Pits carpark, as in motor racing circuit pits. From the late 60’s, and goes hand in hand with Skid Row (East Row).

From when street racing was performed by gentlemen.:)

R. Slicker R. Slicker 3:29 pm 02 Dec 08

Pitt Street? Isn’t that in Sydney?

Samuel Gordon-Stewart Samuel Gordon-Stewart 12:52 pm 02 Dec 08

ACT Policing issued a press release at 1:42pm on Sunday advising that Steven Kennedy was found safe and well. It didn’t provide any further details. I’m surprised that they didn’t place it online.

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