UPDATE: Community rallies to assist girl still fighting for life
UPDATE THURSDAY 2.30pm:
IN A stunning display of community spirit, the friends of the girl fighting for her life in Sydney Children's Hospital are banding together to help raise funds for her.
Friends of the girl will be busking outside of the Musician's Garage in Mary St this Saturday morning, from 9am - 12pm.
The Gympie community is encouraged to come along, enjoy some live music and give a helping hand to the still critically-injured young girl.
A SEVERE car accident on a New South Wales highway has seen a Gympie mother and her son killed, and her daughter airlifted to hospital in a critical condition.
The family was travelling along the Princes Highway on the South Coast on Tuesday this week, when their car collided with a semi-trailer just before midday.
The woman and her son, believed to be 12-years-old died at the scene of the crash, while the teenage daughter was airlifted to Sydney Children's Hospital in a critical condition.
A family friend confirmed to The Gympie Times that while the mother was originally from Bendigo, the family had been living in the Gympie region for some time.