Army member seriously injured in vehicle accident on Christmas Island
12 February 2012
Two members of the Australian Army were involved in a single motor vehicle accident on Christmas Island on 11 February.
Local Emergency Services attended the accident and provided immediate first aid. Both members were taken to Christmas Island Hospital.
One member was very seriously injured and is being aero medically evacuated to Perth to receive specialist medical care.
The second member in the vehicle was released from hospital without injury.
The families of both members have been notified by the unit, the 1st Combat Engineer Regiment (1CER) and are receiving welfare support.
The members of 1CER had travelled from Darwin to Christmas Island to conduct project work for Border Protection Command.
The Defence Community Organisation is organising for the member’s next of kin to travel to Perth under the Australians Dangerously Ill (AUSDIL) Scheme.
The AUSDIL Scheme sponsors travel for a next of kin, relative or nominated person to a member of the Defence Force hospitalised through serious injury or illness.
Media contact: Defence Media Operations (02) 6127 1999