Home and Away actor Jessica Falkholt remains in a critical condition today, a hospital spokeswoman has confirmed, weeks after a Boxing Day vehicle crash that killed her sister and parents.
The Daily Telegraph also revealed Craig Whitall, 50, the driver of the other auto involved who also died in the crash, had previously been subject to a nine-year driving ban and had at least 10 convictions for driving while disqualified.
The three were buried at a service attended by hundreds of family and friends at St Mary's Catholic Church at Concord in western Sydney on Wednesday. One woman even cited the irony of the tragedy to occur saying that Lars Falkholt was "such a careful driver".
Whenever Mr Ponticello gave directions to Lars he would add extra time for the trip to allow for the "Lars factor".
'It is a day that will be hard to erase from our memory.
Jessica Falkholt has been in a critical condition since the Boxing Day crash.
Annabelle, 21, was flown to Liverpool Hospital in a critical condition, where she died as a result of her injuries on December 29.
Mr Ponticello thanked the members of the public who rescued the siblings.
"Lars and Vivian were both immersed in the girls' lives and appeared to be inseparable".
'I always thought we would grow old together'.
Annabelle, who loved the arts and had a passion for travel, was remembered as a kind and radiant person who loved life.
"We made sure Jess wasn't alone and her friends were able to be there with her, ' a relative said".
"(She was) the most handsome friend I have known".
During the ceremony, she recited a quote from the book Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Her boyfriend Jordan shouldered her coffin, and stood heartbroken, watching as it was loaded into a waiting hearse.
A star of the show, James Stewart, tweeted "RIP Falkholt family" late Thursday night. Jessica had undergone several surgeries including the removal of a kidney and part of her skull but remained in a coma at St George hospital.
The actor was critically injured in the New South Wales crash, which killed her parents Lars, 69, and Vivian, 60.
Falkholt, who had just starred in her first major role as the title character in the upcoming feature film Harmony, previously played the role of Hope Morrison in 16 episodes of the popular Australian soap opera in 2016.