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Irish man in "fight of his life" following serious car accident in Australia

Thomas O’Flaherty, originally from Wexford, was seriously injured in a car accident last week.

tof Thomas O'Flaherty Source: Facebook

AN IRISH MAN is in the “fight of his life” following a car accident in Australia.

27-year-old Thomas O’Flaherty, a medical engineer who has lived in Australia for some time, was driving alone when his car collided with a lorry last Wednesday 2 March.

He was airlifted from the scene with serious injuries to the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, New South Wales where he remains in a coma.

Thomas is originally from Kilmore Quay, Co Wexford.

Various family members, including Thomas’ father James and his brother Finbar have flown to his side.

“My son Thomas is in the fight of his life at the moment,” James wrote on Facebook.

He is badly injured and in a coma. Remember him in your thoughts and prayers.

“Due to amazing will power, strength and the skill of surgeons he has managed to keep himself alive,” Finbar said in a Facebook post regarding Thomas’ condition.

All his vital signs are continuing to improve. As a family we have been overwhelmed with all the messages of support and good wishes for Tom and we are so grateful.

Finbar added that if anyone would like to write Thomas a card it would be “a huge morale boost when he wakes up from his coma”.

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