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Greek Australian teenager dies in car accident


A Greek Australian teenager died and two others are injured, after the car they were in swerved and crashed into a power pole on King Georges Road in Sydney this morning.

Michael Barsi, a 19-year-old boy of Greek and Hungarian descent, was a passenger in the car. Neighbours attempted to revive Barsi, but he tragically died at the scene after paramedics arrived.

The three 19-year-olds were travelling in a coupe along the busy road in Hurstville at around 2:15 a.m, when it struck a power pole, ripping it from the ground and bringing down powerlines.

Officers from St George Police Area Command performed CPR until NSW Ambulance paramedics arrived, however Barsi passed away at the scene. His sister Bianca, expressed her sadness on Facebook: “I’m gonna miss you.”

The P2 driver- a 19-year-old man – was treated for pelvic injuries before being taken to St George Hospital in a serious condition.

The backseat passenger was also taken to St George Hospital with knee and foot injuries.

Police are investigating whether speed played a factor in the fatal crash.


This post was last modified on August 8, 2020 6:30 pm


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