Yesterday, as we all know, it was raining quite heavily. When it rains heavily in Canberra, you can usually bet that everyone is going to drive to work rather than use an umbrella at a bus stop. What this also means is that the people who don’t usually drive, choose to drive in the worst conditions possible.
You would assume that these same people know that driving in these conditions require a different driving style than it would on a perfect sunny day. Unfortunately, this doesn’t seem to be the case.
Yesterday I witnessed a nasty accident directly in front of me on Northbourne Ave at around 8:10am where 2 cars and a truck were involved. Basically, the truck stopped at a set of lights while the car behind it (Toyota Aurion) also managed to stop safely. The car behind the Aurion was travelling far to close and pushed the Toyota straight into the back of the flatbed truck.
The truck driver and the Toyota driver quickly got out and assisted the seemingly injured driver.
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However this is not the end of it! During the day I saw many other crashed vehicles on the side of the road. Most notably on the Barton Highway roundabout and another near Woden roundabout. Has it been so long that drivers have forgotten how to drive in the rain? Did you see an accident yesterday?