TRAGIC CRASH Irish teen dies in horror car crash in Australia as two men fight for lives in hospital
Irish teen dies in a car crash in Australia; two men are in critical condition.
The 18-year-old was thrown from the car when it crashed around 1.30 am.
30 and 21-year-old men were rushed to Warnambool Hospital in serious condition.
Three men shared a car.
The second car’s female driver was also hospitalized.
The accident occurred at Bond Street and Cross Forest Road in Cobden, three hours from Melbourne.
Major crash unit detectives will continue investigating the crash.
Victoria police spokesperson: “A young man died this morning in Cobden after a two-car collision.
“The crash happened at 1.20 am at Bond Street and Cross Forest Road.
“18-year-old ejected from one vehicle died at the scene.
“Two other men from the same vehicle, ages 30 and 21, were seriously injured.
“As a precaution, the other driver was hospitalized.
“Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives are headed to the scene.
“MCIU will investigate the collision.
Anyone with dashcam footage or other information should call Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.
Gardai urge people to be careful “for the rest of this Bank Holiday” after six deaths in 72 hours.
Five people have died in road-related incidents since Friday, and a man was found dead in Kerry.
Gardai report a “significant number” of fatal incidents.
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“These tragic incidents have left grieving families and friends on a Bank Holiday weekend,” a spokesman said.
“All incidents are being investigated and will result in Coroner files.
Garda Sochána has appointed Family Liaison Officers to support families in fatal incidents.
A number of families “suffered trauma” this weekend, said Assistant Commissioner Paula Hilman.
“My colleagues in An Garda Sochána and other emergency services across the country have responded to a number of tragic fatal incidents in the last 72 hours,” she said.