Police investigate collision in Acton

Release Date: Monday, December 10 2012, 09:04 AM

ACT Policing is investigating a single vehicle collision which occurred early this morning (Monday December 10).

Around 5.15am, police attended a collision on Parkes Way after a car rolled-over near the off-ramp to Clunies Ross Street, Acton.

When they arrived at the scene police found a black Honda Accord down an embankment with one man trapped inside the car.

The male driver was extracted from the car by ACT Fire and Rescue members.

ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team is investigating the collision.

Acting Superintendent Rod Anderson from Traffic Operations said that in this collision, the seatbelt in the car saved the occupant from a potentially fatal outcome.

“In this case, it was only millimeters which stopped this collision being a lot more serious.   The driver was restrained by his seatbelt when we arrived at the collision and we believe this quite possibly saved his life,” Acting Superintendent Anderson said.

ACT Ambulance Service conveyed the driver and his passenger to The Canberra Hospital where they will be treated for their injuries.

Police are urging anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have seen the car prior to the collision to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.