As I left home this morning, tuning into 2CA, there weren’t any reports re any problems on the roads. when I got onto the parkway, surprise, surprise, there was a massive one. Funny thing is, there wasn’t even a mention by the “sky ranger” (or whatever they call him). Now, I can’t get the FM stations on my original radio in my car, but I am pretty certain that none of them would have mentioned the accident in the right hand lane on the parkway.
What is the point of an accident-and-problems-on-our-roads report, when the reporter (in a plane – canberra isn’t that big, surely) is far more interested in what is happening to queanbeyan traffic, canberra avenue and near the airport etc, as opposed to letting people know that the parkway is crawling along, with fire, ambulance and police trying to get through.
If I had known that there was a problem, I would have avoided that direction, and possibly made it easier for the emergency services people to get to the accident. As it was, I left home at 08.40, got to work at 09.01.
Perhaps we will hear more about the accident later in the day. It did look pretty serious.
Rubberneckers: for god’s sake, pay attention to what the traffic is doing, not what is happening on the side of the road. If you want to watch what is happening, having another accident whilst looking at the poor souls involved is a sure way to be able to watch at your leisure.
Oh, and I didn’t mind the motor bike riders cutting down the emergency lane today, but the guy who thought the gap between the left and right lanes must have got a massive surprise when he got to the accident. The accident was across the lanes….