- At about 15.35pm, a maroon coloured Toyota Corolla sedan, driven by a 92-year-old male, turning northbound on to Tharwa Drive from Duggan Street collided with a white coloured Toyota Hiace van heading southbound on Tharwa Drive, driven by a 47-year-old male from Banks.
As a result of the collision a 90-year-old female passenger from Condor in the Toyota Corolla sedan was fatally injured and pronounced dead at the scene.
Her husband, the driver of the Toyota Corolla sedan, was conveyed by ACT Ambulance to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.
The male occupant of the second vehicle is assisting police with their enquiries.
Acting Deputy Chief Police Officer Mark Colbran has appealed to drivers to take care on ACT roads.
“This is the second fatal collision to take place in the ACT in the past week. Police would urge drivers to be alert on the roads and to not become a statistic,” a/Deputy CPO Colbran said.
Police would urge anyone who may have witnessed the collision, and are yet to speak with collision investigators to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
This is the eleventh fatality on ACT roads for 2008.