Driver pleads guilty to causing a crash that killed the Irish backpacker on day two of his work in Australia
Driver pleads guilty of causing a crash in which ‘friendly, caring and humble’ Irish backpacker, 23, died on her second working day at a tomato farm
- Vivian Ng has pleaded guilty to causing a car accident that killed two people
- Amy Gill, died in a collision near the NSW / VIC border in February 2019
- The Irish backpacker was on her way to her second working day at a tomato farm
An international student has pleaded guilty to a fatal car accident that killed a young backpacker on a dream vacation in Australia.
Vivian Ng admitted to causing the car accident that killed 23-year-old Irish woman Amy Gill and another man on the New South Wales / Victoria border in February 2019.
Her lawyer Kylie McDonald acknowledged that there was a “high probability” that her client would face imprisonment for the horror crash.
Ng pleaded guilty to two counts of dangerous driving resulting in death and two counts of dangerous driving which caused serious injury to the New South Wales District Court on Wednesday, news.com.au reported.
Amy Gill, 23 (photo), died in a collision near the NSW / VIC border in February 2019.
She will be sentenced on October 16.
The Malaysian student drove a black Volswagen Passat when he crossed incoming traffic and collided head-on in February with a Holden in Salisbury West, north of Bendigo in Victoria.
The two passengers in the rear died on the spot.
One of them was Irish backpacker Mrs. Gill who traveled with her best friend Catherine Langan to her second working day at a tomato farm.
The two had left Mayo, Ireland, just a month earlier, on January 14, to embark on a life-changing Down Under journey.
They had only been in Australia for a few weeks before the tragedy hit.
The Irish backpacker (pictured) had left Mayo just a month earlier with her best friend Catherine Langan on January 14 in Ireland to embark on a ‘life-changing Down Under’ journey.
Family members raised over $ 70.00 through a crowdfunding page Go Fund Me to bring the backpacker’s body back to rural Ireland.
At the funeral, an emotional tribute was read by Ms. Langan, who was still recovering from her own injuries in a Melbourne hospital.
Amy was remembered as “the most caring, humble, understanding person” she had ever met.
While the funeral star’s father Peter Gannon described her as “a beautiful girl in every way.”
Her tragic death was like a blackout in her community. One moment the sun was shining, the other moment we were plunged into darkness, “said Father Gannon.
Amy’s relatives will attend the hearing through a video link from Ireland.
Amy was remembered as “the most caring, humble, understanding person” she had ever met