Woman charged with manslaughter following fatal Hindmarsh Drive collision

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A 20-year-old Bruce woman has been summonsed to court to face charges of manslaughter and other offences following a two-vehicle collision on Hindmarsh Drive in May.   

About 10.55pm on 19 May 2022, police received reports of a vehicle travelling on the wrong side of Hindmarsh Drive – travelling east in the westbound lanes.   

At this time, a 20-year-old man was driving home from work heading west when police will allege a vehicle, driven by the 20-year-old woman, drove on the wrong side of the road towards him at a speed of no less than 177km/h.  

The two vehicles collided head-on and both vehicles were severely damaged.  

The 20-year-old man suffered significant injuries – dying a short time later in The Canberra Hospital. The female driver of the other vehicle also suffered significant injuries and is still receiving extensive medical care.    

Yesterday (21 December 2022) a representative of the woman was served with a summons for her to appear in court on 7 February 2023 to face charges of manslaughter, culpable drive cause death, aggravated reckless driving, unlicenced driving, and driving a motor vehicle without consent. 

A third vehicle, believed to have also been travelling east in the westbound lanes of Hindmarsh Drive prior to the collision, has been recovered by police. Enquiries relating to the driver of that vehicle at the time of the collision are ongoing.  

Police encourage anybody with information about this matter to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote reference 7114054. Information can be provided anonymously.  


Media enquiries 

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


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