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A man and woman were rushed to Canberra Hospital in critical condition this morning following a serious accident on William Hovell Drive. At the time of the collision, which occurred around 7:30 a.m., only the drivers were in each car. ACT police said the two cars, a red sedan and a white SUV, collided head-on. Road patrol officer Marcus Boorman said the car traveling north in the lane had driven on the wrong side of the road prior to the collision. The emergency services needed more than 90 minutes to cut both drivers out of their vehicles. Both drivers suffered serious injuries as a result of the collision and were rushed to Canberra Hospital by ambulance. Detective Inspector Boorman described the scene as traumatic. “The injuries were very serious,” he said. “If you look at a collision at speed, it’s a speed zone of 90 km / h. The injuries will be very serious. ”Due to the severity of the crash, a helicopter was once considered to transport the drivers. William Hovell Drive will remain closed between Coppins Crossing Road and Drake-Brockman Drive. Crash investigators stayed at the scene for several hours. After noon the road was reopened to drivers. Detective Inspector Boorman said the nature of the collision would mean the investigation would take time. “It’s a complex and time-consuming process,” he said. “By all accounts, it was a normal day on the streets of Canberra [until the collision happened]“Police said there were several cars on the road at the time of the collision and officers had spoken to several witnesses. Everyone who saw the collision was told to contact ACT police.

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October 12, 2020 – 12:00 p.m.

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A man and woman had to be cut out of their cars and were left in critical conditions after a head-on collision on William Hovell Drive. Image: Karleen Minney
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Two people were hospitalized in critical condition after two cars collided head-on in Belconnen on Monday morning. Pictures: Karleen Minney

A man and woman were rushed to Canberra Hospital in critical condition this morning following a serious accident on William Hovell Drive.

At the time of the collision, which occurred around 7:30 a.m., only the drivers were in each car.

ACT police said the two cars, a red sedan and a white SUV, collided head-on.

Road patrol officer Marcus Boorman said the car traveling north in the lane had driven on the wrong side of the road prior to the collision.

The emergency services needed more than 90 minutes to cut both drivers out of their vehicles.

Both drivers suffered serious injuries as a result of the collision and were rushed to Canberra Hospital by ambulance.

Detective Inspector Boorman described the scene as traumatic.

“The injuries were very serious,” he said.

“If you look at a collision at speed, it’s a speed zone of 90 km / h. The injuries will be very severe. ”

Due to the severity of the crash, a helicopter was once considered to transport the drivers.

William Hovell Drive will remain closed between Coppins Crossing Road and Drake-Brockman Drive.

Crash investigators stayed at the scene for several hours.

After noon the road was reopened to drivers.

Detective Inspector Boorman said the nature of the collision would mean the investigation would take time.

“It’s a complex and time-consuming process,” he said.

“By all accounts, it was a normal day on the streets of Canberra [until the collision happened]. „

Police said there were several cars on the road at the time of the collision and officers had spoken to several witnesses.

Everyone who saw the collision was asked to contact ACT police.

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