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    Home And Away actress Jessica Falkholt (Hope) fighting for her life after car crash

    Jessica Falkolt, who played Hope Morrison (Raffy's cousin) on Home and away, & her sister Annabelle are both in a critical condition after a car accident on Boxing Day, which killed both of their parents:


    metro.co.uk article:

    Home And Away actress Jessica Falkholt fighting for her life after car crash

    Home And Away actress Jessica Falkholt is fighting for her life following a car crash that killed both her parents.

    The 28-year-old and her 21-year-old sister Annabelle are in critical condition in hospital after a car crash on the New South Wales coast on Boxing Day.

    Jessica’s parents Lars, 69, and Vivian, 60, were killed in the head-on collision, while a 50-year-old man, Craig Anthony Whitall, who was driving the other car was also killed. It is believed the crash occurred due to one car being on the wrong side of the road.

    Jessica and Annabelle were airlifted to hospital, with other motorists pulling the sisters out of the wreckage of their parents’ Mazda as the two vehicles went up in flames.

    Jessica is in St George Hospital and her sister is in Liverpool Hospital; family has rushed to be at the sides of both siblings, according to 9 News.

    Falkholt played Hope Morrison on Aussie soap Home And Away in 2016, a role she played for 16 episodes.

    At the end of her Home And Away stint on 7 November 2016, Hope – the cousin of Raffy – was taken away to prison, and was involved in a kidnap storyline as well as an overdose plot.

    She most recently filmed the fantasy movie Harmony, expected for release next year, and appeared in Underbelly: Badness after graduating from the National Institute of Dramatic Art in 2015.

    Her college profile says said she is Swedish on her father’s side and Italian on her mother’s side.

    A friend of the family told the Sydney Morning Herald: ‘They were a very close family and had been on a quiet getaway. Jessica is a most beautiful person.’

    Highway Patrol Chief Inspector Phil Brooks said: ‘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.’

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/image/928...x1-700x700.jpg

    http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-1...lkholt/9288442

    http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-1...-crash/9288794

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    OMG what a tragedy, and at Christmas too. I`m praying for Jessica and her sisters recovery.

    I didn`t like Raffy`s cousin Hope, but that proves what a good actress she is to make her character believable.

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    Tragically, Jessica's younger sister Annabelle has now also passed away, this afternoon. Jessica remains in a coma in St George hospital.

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    such sad news rip, hope she pulls through even though losing her family is going be hard

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    The Sunday Telegraph article today, with an update on Jessica:


    Family’s torment over Home and Away actor Jessica Falkholt’s ‘50-50’ chance of survival.

    RELATIVES of car crash victim Jessica Falkholt are praying she wakes up but don’t know how they will explain she’s the only member of her family left.

    The Home And Away actor is in intensive care at St George Hospital and family members said her chances of survival are “50-50”.

    The 28-year-old has undergone numerous surgeries — including the removal of one kidney and part of her skull to relieve the pressure on her brain — and is in a coma.

    “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,” James Randazzo, husband of Jessica’s second cousin Cathy Randazzo, said.

    “He said her brain is like a Ferrari in that you can make everything look all right but you won’t know until you turn the ignition on whether the *engine is going to start.”

    Jessica, her sister Annabelle, 21, and their parents Lars, 69, and Vivian, 60, were returning from Christmas celebrations in Ulladulla on Boxing Day when their car had a head-on collision with another car driven by P-plater Craig Anthony Whitall, 50.

    Whitall died in the inferno, which also claimed all three members of Jessica’s family *including sister Annabelle, who died on Friday.

    “It is the left-hand side of Jess’ brain which was damaged and that is the side that affects personality and memory — that is the fear,” Mr Randazzo said.

    “She may wake up and, if she does wake up, is she going to be a different person?

    “If we get to that point then someone is going to have to break the news to her about the rest of her family.”

    The Sunday Telegraph can also reveal that Annabelle Falkholt was pulled from the wreckage conscious and said her name when asked.

    Jessica, however, was only able to open one eye and look at witnesses before she lost consciousness.

    Both Jessica and Annabelle were rescued from the car *before it was engulfed in flames, despite early reports that both suffered burns.

    Cathy Randazzo, 40, said doctors will test Jessica’s brain function after swelling on her brain has gone down, a process that could take weeks.

    In the meantime family members have made a pact to stay positive around her.

    “We have been reminiscing at her bedside and are hoping that she can hear us,” Mrs Randazzo said.

    “It’s devastating seeing someone you love in such a state and we just want her to wake up. I have been saying to her that she better get well soon because we have to do the Bay Run again.

    “Jess still has her nails painted in gold glitter. Annabelle had her nails painted in blue glitter and so we are thinking they did each other’s nails over Christmas.”

    Mr and Mrs Randazzo said the family only started funeral arrangements yesterday.

    Twenty-four people have died on NSW roads in the 2017 Christmas period, the worst since 2009. There have been 389 road victims this year.

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    So sad.The funeral for Jessica's family was held on Wednesday. Jessica remains fighting for her life, in a coma on life support.


    Jessica Falkholt remains critical following family's funeral

    https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_...eader2-skynews


    Heartbroken boyfriend of Home and Away star's sister carries her casket out of church before she is laid to rest with her parents after horror Boxing Day smash.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...s-funeral.html

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    It has been reported that Jessica's life support has been turned off. There is no news as to whether she has passed away or not. This is so very sad and my heart goes out to her and all her family, friends and costars.

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    I`m so saddened by this. RIP Jessica.
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    RIP to them all, so sad

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    What a tragedy .. RIP all of them

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