Forty accidents, 14 hurt on roads in Canberra was one of the headlines featured on the front page of The Canberra Times on this day 50 years ago. Among the accidents mentioned in the story included one man who was critically injured and 13 people received minor injuries on Canberra roads during the weekend. Canberra police attended more than 40 accidents, some of them during heavy rain. A 45-year-old man was driving along Belconnen Way when his car left the road and struck a tree. He was taken to Canberra Hospital in a critical condition. Eight cars collided on the Federal Highway near the Yass Bridge, and fortunately no-one was seriously injured. Mr David Harris, of Kingston, died instantly when his car left the Hume Highway and struck a tree. A 20-year-old female was airlifted from Grenfell to Canberra Hospital after severely fracturing her pelvis in a car vehicle accident on the Mid-Western Highway, 11 miles (17 kilometres) west of Grenfell. On this same day, car collisions in Sydney, Berkeley, Wollongong and Annandale all resulted in deaths.