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Home and Away actor Jessica Falkholt has died in hospital a week after a funeral was held in Sydney for her sister and parents following a horror Boxing Day car crash.

The 29-year-old had been in a critical condition in St George Hospital after being pulled from the wreckage on December 26 the NSW South Coast along with her 21-year-old sister Annabelle, who later died.

Jessica died in hospital at 10.20am on Wednesday, the hospital says.

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  1. The only good news to come out of this horrific event is that the entire family is now together again as one. In a happy sort of way Jessica and her family won’t have to spend the rest of their lives apart without seeing each other and hugging each other and spending time together. The only thing that is going to have a big impact on these types of accidents and death is to slow cars down. The technology is there to restrict cars from exceeding 110km/h or say 60km/h and sensors placed along freeways will give you that extra required. Plus limit cars power to no more than 80kw and ban all after market high performance parts and accessories and not allow engines bigger than 1.2 litre to be registered. This alone will help reduce emissions. There is no point having a 300+kw engine when you are in bumper to bumper traffic and better still the ego to race off the lights is not there in say a Jazz or Civic. Having said that my Mazda 3 is capable of exceeding 150km is a relatively short distance and thats not even the more powerful SP version so it to can be dangerous if I am irresponsible. Again restricting speed (regardless of power) will solve any ego trips I may have any time soon. I am sure many will reply saying what a bad idea and it takes away their freedom of choice. They can discuss this in more detail if they end up placing flowers on a coffin having lost family and friend caused by a road death. We also need to take more responsibilty for our kids driving habits. My red plate daughter was developing a habit of going round corners too quick. Typical 19 year old not wanting to be “told” or listen to dad, I book her into an advance driving course and she soon realised how out of control a car can end up going round a corner on a wet day. Good news is she is going round corners much slower. Broke a bad habit which makes her a safer driver from now on.


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