Brooloo crash: Eleanor thought her heartbreak couldn’t get any worse after she watched her son Jorn die in a horror car accident. This weekend, the unthinkable happened
A family are facing unimaginable grief after both their sons died in fatal road accidents three years apart.
Cale Gilbert-Hall, 19, was killed when his Mitsubishi Lancer hit a tree on Rodwell Road at Brooloo, inland from Queensland’s Sunshine Coast on Saturday.
The wreckage was not spotted for several hours and by the time paramedics arrived at 9.30am on Sunday, Cale was dead.
The tragedy happened three years and three weeks after another horror crash at Yabba Creek Rd, Imbil, tragically killed Cale’s older brother, Jorn Gilbert-Hall, 21.
Cale Gilbert-Hall (pictured with Elsie Bloom), 19, was killed when his Mitsubishi Lancer hit a tree on Rodwell Road at Brooloo, inland from Queensland’s Sunshine Coast on Saturday
Cale was found dead at the scene of the crash on Sunday morning
Cale’s older brother Jorn Gilbert-Hall (pictured) died when his Toyota Camry crashed in 2020
Their mum Eleanor Hall, a firefighter, was one of the first on the scene of Jorn’s accident.
Her crew cut the roof off Jorn’s crumpled Toyota Camry which had been wrapped around a pole.
Once she gained access, Ms Hall tried desperately to support the 21-year-old’s neck and airways, telling him ‘it’s okay’.
He died in his mum’s arms the next day in hospital having suffered an ‘unsurvivable brain injury’.
‘There are no words to describe the tragic loss this family has endured,’ family friend Hayley Green wrote on a fundraising page to help the family pay for Cale’s funeral.
‘Only three years ago this beautiful family grieved the loss of their son/brother Jorn Gilbert-Hall and now unbelievably are grieving the loss of Cale.
Eleanor Hall, a firefighter, was one of the first on the scene of Jorn’s accident in 2020. Pictured: Jorn Gilbert-Hall right
‘Cale is succeeded by his father George Gilbert, his mother Eleanor Hall, and his three siblings Odin, Jera and Jedd.’
‘He’s my boy, I was grateful to be there and help him,’ Ms Hall told the Sunshine Coast Daily after Jorn’s death.
‘I am grateful that as a mum and a firefighter I got to support him in those moments and hold him and kiss him.’
Ten people died in a horror weekend on Queensland roads, with Acting Assistant Police Commissioner Chris Stream labelling it one of the worst in recent memory.