Published: Saturday 26 May, 2018

Two Filipina Nurses Killed in Head-On Crash in Australia, 6 Others Hurt

An early morning car crash killed two Pinay nurses in Australia. The two nurses and their relatives were on their way to an El Shaddai event in Melbourne when the accident occurred along ‘one of the most dangerous roads in Australia.’

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The scene of the car accident in Wallaroo, Australia where two Filipina nurses died. (The Sydney Morning Herald/Karleen Minney)

The identities of the two nurses have not been released but The Sydney Morning Herald said they were 34 and 36 years old. Both died on the spot when the vehicle they were in, a white Dodge SUV, crashed head on with a Toyota Land Cruiser.

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Injured at the scene were one of the nurses’  who was driving, along with a 22-month-old girl, an 8-year-old boy, a 12-year-old girl and a 16-year-old girl. The 12-year old girl is said to be in serious condition.

The driver of the Land Cruiser is said to be a 65-year old man who suffered non-life threatening injuries, according to ABC Online

A third car was involved in the accident but non of its occupants were injured.

Police are still investigating the accident and trying to establish what caused it. Investigators are also looking for outside factors that may have led to the crash that occurred just before 8:00 AM on Friday along the Barton Highway at Wallaroo, just north of Canberra. As part of the investigation, both drivers will be subjected to mandatory testing.

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ABC Online described Barton Highway as ‘one of the most dangerous roads in Australia’ with six deaths on the stretch of road since 2012.

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has extended its condolences to the victims and their families.

“Our thoughts and prayers go to the loved ones of two of our own who lost their lives in this tragedy. We join the Filipino community in praying for the quick recovery of those injured,” said Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano in a statement.