Wife of the millionaire owner of the racehorse fights for his life in the hospital after crashing Mercedes against the police car
- The wife of a horse racing figure fights for her life in a Sydney hospital
- Gai Vieira was driving his Mercedes when the vehicle collided with a police car
- A critical incident investigation has been launched in the collision on Wednesday
Bryant Hevesi for Daily Mail Australia
The wife of a horse racing figure fights for her life after her luxurious Mercedes collided with a police car.
Gai Vieira was taken to hospital in critical condition after the accident in South Sydney just before noon on Wednesday.
Ms. Vieira's husband is Bert Vieira, a co-owner of Trapeze Artist, one of the favorites to win the $ 13 million The Everest race, the Daily Telegraph reported.
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The wife of a Sydney horse racing figure is fighting for her life in the hospital after her Mercedes collided with a police vehicle in the south of the city on Wednesday. The scene of the accident is represented
Gai Vieira (left, who is the husband of Bert Vieira, pictured on the right) was rushed to St George Hospital in critical condition
The 68-year-old vehicle collided with the highway patrol car at the intersection of The Kingsway and Connels Road in Cronulla.
She was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to St George Hospital where she had surgery.
A two-year-old child who was a passenger in the vehicle was not disturbed but was taken to the same hospital as a precaution.
The older male agent behind the wheel of the police car was treated for minor facial injuries.
The patrol car of the road patrol and Mrs. Vieira's Mercedes collided at the intersection of The Kingsway and Connels Road in Cronulla
Nine News reported that it was understood that the police vehicle was chasing another car at that time.
"The sirens were on but I did not see lights," a witness told the network.
An investigation of critical incidents has been launched, which will be subject to an independent review.
Everest is considered to be "the richest turf in the world". It will take place at the Royal Randwick in Sydney on October 13.
Police said in a statement that a critical incident investigation into the collision was initiated