Greek Australian teen tragically dies after fatal crash in Hurstville


A Greek Australian teenager died and two others are injured after a car slammed into a pole on King Georges Road this morning.

The Greek Herald understands that Michael Barsi, a 19-year-old boy of Greek and Hungarian descent, was a passenger in the car and was tragically killed in the accident.

Michael was one of three 19-year-olds travelling in a coupe along the busy road in Hurstville at 2:15 a.m. The car then struck a power pole, ripping it from the ground and bringing down powerlines.

Officers attached to St George Police Area Command commenced CPR until NSW Ambulance paramedics arrived, however Michael died at the scene. Michael’s sister, Bianca, expressed sadness for the loss of her brother on her Facebook profile. “I’m gonna miss you,” she said.

The P2 driver – a 19-year-old man – was treated for pelvic injuries before being taken to St George Hospital in a serious condition. A backseat passenger–a man also aged 19–was transferred to St George Hospital with knee and foot injures. He is reported to be in a stable condition

Police are investigating whether speed played a factor.

The Greek Herald sends their condolences to Michael’s family.

The police is urging anyone with information about this incident to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence.




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