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NSW crash: Over $110k raised for family of Olympic swimmer

Family, friends and kind-hearted strangers have amassed more than $100,000 in two days to support the victims of a shocking car crash that claimed the life of a young mother.

Two cars collided on Thursday afternoon in Milton, on New South Wales’ south coast, just minutes away from the scene of the deadly Boxing Day crash that killed actress Jessica Falkholt’s parents Lars and Vivian, and sister Annabelle.

Former Iranian Olympic swimmer Hamid Mobarrez, 36, and his son Eli-Luca are fighting for their lives in hospital with critical head wounds after the family’s Subaru Forester was ploughed into by a Volvo driven by a 39-year-old man.

Mr Mobarrez’s wife, Tamy, tragically died at the scene.

A GoFundMe page has been created for Mr Mobarrez and his young son while they recover, with an astonishing $110,000 being raised in just 48 hours.

‘Both Eli-Luca and Hamid are currently in hospital in a serious but stable condition,’ the fundraising post reads.

‘There will be a long time to recover from this tragic circumstance so we are asking you to dig deep and help raise some funds to help the convalescence.’ 

Former Olympic swimmer Hamid Mobarrez (pictured right) and his son Eli (centre) are fighting for their lives with critical head wounds. Mr Mobarrez’s wife, Tamy (left), died at the scene

Two cars collided on Thursday afternoon in Milton, on New South Wales' south coast 

Two cars collided on Thursday afternoon in Milton, on New South Wales’ south coast 

Emergency services at the scene of the wreckage on a stretch of rural road described as a 'sweeping bend'

Emergency services at the scene of the wreckage on a stretch of rural road described as a ‘sweeping bend’

The man behind the wheel of the Volvo that smashed into the Mobarrez family’s Subaru has been charged. 

The 39-year-old was charged with several offences on Saturday, including dangerous driving occasioning death and is expected to appear in Sutherland Local Court on February 20. 

The GoFundMe page appears to have been created by the parents of his swimming students, and have called on the community to rally around the family. 

‘Hamid has trained so many of our children to be strong, both in the water and out.

‘Let’s all pull together and do what we can to help him and little Eli-Luca get well.’ 

Mr Mobarrez is the head swimming coach at a eastern Sydney all-girls private school, while his wife worked in administration in the school’s aquatic centre, Sydney Morning Herald reported.

He represented Iran in the 100-metre freestyle at the Sydney Olympic games in 2000, and also held his home nation’s 100-metre butterfly record in 2007.  

Former swimmer Hamid Mobarrez (right), 36, and his son Eli (left) continue to fight for life in hospital with critical head wounds

Ms Elmas was one of the first witnesses on the scene of a horror head-on crash on Thursday (pictured) that has left a former Iranian Olympian and his five-year-old son in critical condition, and his wife Tamara Mobarrez, 36, dead

Ms Elmas was one of the first witnesses on the scene of a horror head-on crash on Thursday (pictured) that has left a former Iranian Olympian and his five-year-old son in critical condition, and his wife Tamara Mobarrez, 36, dead

Lisa Elmas, 44, was one of the first witnesses on the scene of the horror head-on crash that left the former Iranian Olympian and his five-year-old son in critical condition, and his wife Tamara Mobarrez, 36, dead. 

She was also on the scene at the horrific Boxing Day crash that killed Jessica Falkholt’s family. 

The heroic mother-of-three dragged the actress and her sister from the car wreck. 

Ms Elmas said she was horrified after witnessing the scene of another fatal crash on Thursday.  

Lisa Elmas (pictured), 44, has been left horrified after witnessing the scene of another fatal crash in rural New South Wales just weeks after she dragged Jessica Falkholt and her sister from a car wreck

Lisa Elmas (pictured), 44, has been left horrified after witnessing the scene of another fatal crash in rural New South Wales just weeks after she dragged Jessica Falkholt and her sister from a car wreck

Ms Elmas told 7 News on Friday she couldn’t bare to face the horrific scene so soon after her Boxing Day heroics.  

‘I just said: ‘Oh my god, another head-on’,’ Ms Elmas told the network. 

‘It was horrific, I had to turn around and hop out of the car.’ 

Emergency services were already on the scene by the time Ms Elmas stumbled across the wreckage on a stretch of rural road described as a ‘sweeping bend’.  

'I just said: "Oh my god, another head-on",' Ms Elmas (pictured) said

‘I just said: ‘Oh my god, another head-on’,’ Ms Elmas (pictured) said

Mr Mobarrez is the head swimming coach at a eastern Sydney all-girls private school, while his wife (pictured) worked in administration in the school's aquatic centre

Mr Mobarrez is the head swimming coach at a eastern Sydney all-girls private school, while his wife (pictured) worked in administration in the school’s aquatic centre

Meanwhile, Home And Away actress Jessica, 28, continues to fight for her life in hospital.

Jessica’s life support was switched off on Thursday evening. 

Jessica’s family made the decision just one day after the funeral of her parents and sibling – who died in the Boxind Day crash. 

Mr Mobarrez (pictured with son Eli) represented Iran in the 100-metre freestyle at the Sydney Olympic games in 2000

Mr Mobarrez continues to fight for his life along with Home And Away actress Jessica, 28 (pictured) - whose life support was switched off the same day as his car crash

Mr Mobarrez continues to fight for his life along with Home And Away actress Jessica, 28 (pictured) – whose life support was switched off the same day as his car crash

Lisa risked her own life to drag Jessica and her sister Annabelle to safety after a horrific head-on collision (pictured) on Boxing Day

Lisa risked her own life to drag Jessica and her sister Annabelle to safety after a horrific head-on collision (pictured) on Boxing Day

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