Home And Away actress Jessica Falkholt, 28, and her sister Annabelle, 21, are fighting for their lives after their parents died in a horror crash on Boxing Day.
The women are in critical conditions in separate Sydney hospitals following the accident which took place on the Princes Highway at Mondayong on the New South Wales south coast.
Jessica’s parents Lars, 69, and Vivian, 60, were killed in the head-on collision as well as Craig Anthony Whitall, 50, from Ulla Dulla, who was driving the other car.
The Toyota Prado approaching from the opposite direction is believed to have crossed lanes and hit Jessica – who appeared as Hope Morrison on Home and Away in 2016 – and her family head-on, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Highway Patrol Chief Inspector Phil Brooks said Jessica’s family are rushing to be by the sisters’ bedside.
“Sadly those family members are travelling to the St George and Liverpool Hospitals to engage with their loved ones who are very much in a critical condition at this time,” he told SNews.
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New South Wales police have now warned drivers in the area that “fatigue and complacency” on the roads is common around the festive season and revealed the holiday fatality toll has risen to 21.
NSW Police Chief Inspector Phil Brooks told ABC: “More than half of these have involved single vehicle run-offs either into a tree or a telegraph pole.
“Sadly killing that driver and/or their passenger.
“Which is an indicator to us that fatigue is the most likely outcome in these very sad and tragic events this close to Christmas.”
“Today, for example, perfect driving conditions right throughout the New South Wales road network and drivers are taking these conditions for granted.”