Family members pay tribute
The family of the Brimin car accident victims made a request to address media at the Royal Children’s Hospital last Tuesday, November 6.
The family made the decision to speak with media in the hope that their privacy is respected moving forward.
Amanda Kilmister, 37 and her son Harrison, 12, died when a truck collided into their car on the Murray Valley Highway at Brimin between Bundalong and Rutherglen on Friday evening, November 3.
The remaining occupants of the car, 44-yearold Paul Kilmister and eight-month-old boy Austin remain in hospital. Mr Kilmister was in a stable condition but in an induced coma at the Alfred Hospital late last week meanwhile the family’s two-year-old boy, Morgan, was released from hospital earlier in the week.
The family’s oldest son, Felix, who was at a sleepover at a friend’s house at the time of the accident, is now with family members and has been attending school at Cathedral College, Wangaratta.
The family, who loved waterskiing moved to Bundalong about five years ago.
Mrs Kilmister’s brother, Daniel Gwynne, said the families are banding together and rallying behind Paul and Austin and understand there may be a long and difficult recovery.
“Our immediate priorities are with Felix and Morgan and they are supported and surrounded with loving family.
“It is important for them to have stability in the coming months and for Felix in particular to be amongst his friends and the support of the greater Bundalong community.”
He thanked the support of the Bundalong community and the boy’s school principal at Cathedral College Adrian Farrer, for his