Home and Away actor Jessica Falkholt is clinging to life after a fiery crash on the NSW south coast claimed the lives of her parents and sister, with her relatives now grappling with how to explain to her she’s the sole survivor.
Jessica, 28, and Annabelle, 21, were pulled from the wreckage after their car collided with a four-wheel-drive near Ulladulla in Australia on Boxing Day, killing their parents. Annabelle was flown to Liverpool Hospital in a critical condition and died as a result of her injuries on Friday.
The driver of the four-wheel-drive, Craig Whitall, also died in the crash. “(Jessica) may wake up and, if she does wake up, is she going to be a different person?” James Randazzo, husband of Jessica’s second cousin Cathy Randazzo said. “If we get to that point then someone is going to have to break the news to her about the rest of her family.”
Jessica, who has played a role in TV drama Home and Away, remains in a critical condition at St George Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman told AAP on Sunday afternoon. She has undergone several surgeries including the removal of one kidney and part of her skull and is in a coma, News Corp Australia reported. “The neurosurgeon spoke to the family (on Friday) and said it could take weeks or months because they do not know how much brain damage there is,” Mr Randazzo said.