NSW Police chase kills four: ‘tragedy almost beyond description’ says police chief

NSW police say they aborted a pursuit shortly before a collision that killed four people, including a baby, in Canberra. Police were conducting traffic stops at Queanbeyan about 10pm (AEDT) on Saturday when a vehicle travelled past them at an excessive speed. Police pursued the car, a stolen Mazda 626, and crossed the border into the ACT. When the Mazda ran a red light the officers stopped their pursuit. Shortly after the vehicle careered through another red light and struck a family car, killing a 33-year-old man and 29-year-old woman and a four-month-old baby boy at the intersection of Canberra Avenue and the Monaro Highway exit ramp at Narrabundah. The 23-year-old driver of the Mazdawas taken to Canberra Hospital where he later died. His 17-year-old female passenger remains in Canberra Hospital in a critical condition. NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione said the young officers were traumatised by witnessing the tragedy. —————————————————————————————————— PLS let the Minister for Police know your thoughts about this incident. Michael Daley MP Governor Macquarie Tower 1 Farrer Place SYDNEY NSW 2000 office@daley.minister.nsw.gov.au