A young man fighting for life after a horror car crash had only just been released from hospital after spending weeks in a coma due to another motor vehicle accident which left him blind in one eye.
Callum Ticulin, 23, and Hayden Sheldrick, 23, were travelling in a red Ford Falcon along Bardon Road in Logan Central, south of Brisbane, about 11pm on Sunday when they collided head-on with a white Toyota HiAce van.
The two men, another 21-year-old man in their car, as well as the 35-year-old female driver of the van and her 63-year-old male passenger all suffered critical injuries.
Two people were placed in induced comas at the scene, with all five people rushed to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.
Daily Mail Australia can reveal Mr Ticulin was in a car accident in late November after his vehicle slammed into the back of a truck, sending its tray smashing through his front windscreen.
Callum Ticulin (pictured) is one of five people fighting for life after a horror car crash on Sunday night
His friend Hayden Sheldrick (pictured) is also among those critically injured
A red Ford Falcon collided with a white Toyota HiAce van travelling in the opposite direction on Bardon Road in Logan Central at about 11pm on Sunday (pictured is the scene)
He suffered a shattered skull, broken nose, leg injuries requiring skin grafts, permanent blindness in one eye and spent four weeks in a coma in the intensive care unit.
While he was fighting for life, his father also tragically died and he was unable to attend the funeral.
After waking from his coma just days before Christmas, Mr Ticulin spent several more weeks in a hospital rehabilitation unit before being released earlier this month.
He was also still awaiting further surgeries for his injuries, including a facial reconstruction, for which his mother set up a GoFundMe campaign in November.
Just three weeks ago, from his hospital bed, Mr Ticulin issued a warning urging others to take care on roads.
‘I’m awake, I’m alive,’ he said.
‘I’m blind in one eye. I’m slowly getting better. I can’t reply to all of your [messages] as there’s hundreds .
‘But I’ll say one thing: don’t drink and drive.’
Mr Ticulin (pictured) had only just been released from hospital in recent weeks
He spent weeks fighting for life with multiple injuries, including a fractured skull and a blood clot which required doctors to remove his left eye
His car is pictured during the accident in November
It remains unclear who was driving the Ford at the time of the crash, but photos online show Mr Sheldrick is the owner of a red Ford Falcon.
Daily Mail Australia is not suggesting any wrongdoing on the part of Mr Sheldrick or Mr Ticulin.
Mr Ticulin’s devastated mother Nicole Tishler said her son was a passenger in the car at the time of the crash.
She said her son was in an induced coma and had two full days of surgery ahead of him after suffering many broken bones and gashes requiring ‘hundreds’ of stitches.
‘He is still not recovered from his last accident and was still waiting on surgery for his eye,’ she wrote on Facebook.
Ms Tishler also said Mr Sheldrick, who is ‘like a son’ to her, was fighting for life too.
‘WTF is going on. My Babie [sic] has been through enough,’ she added.
‘I just can’t believe this.’
While police are still working to determine the cause of the crash, initial investigations suggest the Ford was travelling north and the Toyota south when they collided.
Anyone with information or vision of the crash, or the moments leading up to it, are urged to contact police.
Mr Ticulin’s mum said he is in an induced coma needing surgery