Three people are dead after a horror car crash in Canberra with one vehicle seen completely flattened after the collision
- BREAKING NEWS: Three people killed in crash on Sunday afternoon
- Two others taken to hospital after the two-car collision in Canberra
- Three victims were all travelling as passengers in a Toyota hatchback
Three people have died after a two-car collision on Sunday afternoon in the Canberra suburb of Whitlam, marking 17 deaths on ACT roads so far this year.
One vehicle involved in the crash was seen completely flattened after the incident, which happened at the intersection of Coppins Crossing Road and John Gorton Drive.
The three victims were passengers in a red Toyota hatchback, police said, with the driver of the hatchback and the driver of a white Toyota van, taken to hospital.
The hatchback driver is reported to be in a serious condition in hospital.
ACT policing and emergency services got reports of the crash just south of Hazel Hawke Avenue at around 2.45pm.
A red Toyota hatchback is pictured completely flattened after a crash in Canberra on Sunday
ACT Policing hopes there will dashcam footage of the incident and asked for anyone with information to contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.
‘Regrettably, this is the 17 fatality on ACT roads this year,’ Detective Superintendent Mick Calatzis told the Canberra Times. ‘It’s an ongoing investigation.’
The police said a report on the incident is being prepared for the coroner.
The police have urged all road users to slow down and drive to the conditions.
Jim Walsh from ACT Fire and Rescue said all staff who worked at the scene of the crash will be supported to ensure their wellbeing is looked after.
‘All we can do is support ACT Policing’s message in slowing down,’ he said.
‘Take the extra one or two minutes to get to your destination safely, removes all the trauma for families, friends and emergency service workers in these situations.’
Emergency services have asked the community to avoid the area while the road is closed during the initial investigation.
Police and emergency vehicles are seen at the scene of a crash on Sunday in which three people were killed
ACT Policing hopes there will dashcam footage of the incident and asked for anyone with information to contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000