An 18-year-old Florey man who was involved in a collision on Drakeford Drive this morning (29 March) has died in The Canberra Hospital.
About 9.30am, ACT Policing attended the intersection of Drakeford Drive and Noorooma Street, Isabella Plains in response to a collision between the motorcycle and a car.
The rider of the motorcycle was taken to The Canberra Hospital in a serious condition and died about 3.00pm this afternoon.
ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team (CIRT) are currently investigating the cause of the collision.
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Traffic Operations Superintendent Mark Colbran said motorcycle riders are vulnerable road users and should be alert to possible dangers each time they ride.
“This is the second death of a motorcycle rider on our roads within four days. Police urge all motorists to be aware that motorcycles may be difficult to see in certain conditions and take extra care to be motorcycle aware,” Superintendent Colbran said.
This is the sixth fatality on Canberra roads for 2011.
Any witnesses to the collision who are yet to speak to police are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the Crime Stoppers website at www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.