A teenager is fighting for life in hospital after being thrown from a car in northern NSW.
Tamsyn McConnell was travelling as a passenger in a car with two other females when the vehicle collided with a tree in a rural road in Upper Corindi on September 29.
It appeared the 17-year-old had been ejected through the window, a NSW Police spokeswoman told the Daily Telegraph, and the other passengers were able to pull her to safety as the car and nearby scrub caught fire.
As the teen remains in the Intensive Care Unit, her local community is rallying around her to provide support via a GoFundMe page.
The page, created two days ago, has already raised more than $8000 for Tamsyn and her family.
“Residents of Minnie Water, Wooli and surrounding Clarence Valley towns and villages. One of our precious youth, Tamsyn McConnell is currently fighting for life in Gold Coast ICU following a tragic car accident,” fundraiser organiser Rhys Armstrong wrote.
“Tamsyn is a bright, vibrant and caring young soul. Tamsyn has 5 siblings and loving parents who are now facing the most challenging time of their lives.
“Let’s band together as a community to provide them with some financial support and send prayers and love their way.”
Words of encouragement were shared on the crowdfunding page from friends and family.
“You’ve got this Tamsyn! We are all thinking of you and you family,” the Blunder family wrote.
“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Tamsyn. Keep fighting!” Chiara Hassett said.
“Hoping you find strength Tamsyn, each and every day. Love & light sent to you and your family now and always,” Erin Gallagher wrote.
Along with personal tributes, businesses also shared their support online.
The Wooli Hotel Motel Social Club hosted a raffle on Saturday afternoon where they raised $525 for Ms McConnell and her family.
Outside the WooliWooli Cafe, a chalkboard asked readers to “send love, prayers and spirit” to Tamsyn.
“You’ve got this girl,” the message read.
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