Police seek further information regarding Erindale Drive collision

ACT Policing is seeking further witnesses and dash-cam footage of a collision on Erindale Drive last week.  

About 9.15pm on Friday, 21 June 2024, a grey Volkswagen Arteon sedan and a black Mitsubishi Lancer sedan collided on Erindale Drive, Monash near the intersection with Charleston Crescent.  

Both vehicles were travelling in an easterly direction at the time of the collision, with the Lancer subsequently colliding with a red Jeep which was travelling west on Erindale Drive.  

The two occupants of the Lancer – a 45-year-old woman and a 16-year-old boy – were treated at the scene by ACT Ambulance Service paramedics before being transported to hospital.  

The driver of the Volkswagen, a 32-year-old Greenway man, was arrested a short time later. He was charged with assault frontline community service worker, not stop/render assistance, and obstructing a territory official.  

He faced the ACT Magistrates Court in relation to these charges on Saturday, 22 June 2024, however investigations into the circumstances of the collision are ongoing and further charges are anticipated.  

Detective Sergeant Jonathon Turkich from ACT Policing’s Major Collision Team said this was yet another avoidable collision on Canberra roads that are all too common for police.  

“This kind of reckless behaviour has to stop,” Detective Sergeant Turkich said.   

“Through the course of our investigation, we estimate the vehicle that caused this collision was travelling in excess of 200km/h at the time.  

“This goes beyond the realms of ‘excessive speed’, we’re talking about downright stupidity. 

“It is by sheer luck that this incident hasn’t led to yet another needless and completely avoidable death on our roads.” 

Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision, or who may have cash-cam footage of the area leading up to the collision.  

Anyone with information that could assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote reference number 7780377. Information can be provided anonymously.      



POLICE MEDIA — (02) 5126 9070,  act-police-media@afp.gov.au  

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