Relatives of Aidan Ashcroft, the NSW father of three killed in a horror smash near Southern Cross on Friday night, have thanked those who have helped them since the tragedy, saying they had made the “difficult time somewhat bearable”.
A statement released on behalf of the Ashcroft and Hamilton families – Mr Ashcroft’s wife Melissa’s family – remembered the 38-year-old as a loving husband, a father and a brother “who will be missed by all who knew him”.
“He had a passion for Australian muscle cars and a keen involvement in the local car club,” they wrote.
The families thanked rescuers, including St John Ambulance, WA Police, Fire and Emergency Services, Royal Flying Doctor Service, doctors, nurses and staff at Southern Cross Hospital and volunteers from local health sites who helped care for them.
They also thanked other motorists who stopped to provide comfort and support, particularly Mark and Jo, who were first on the scene.
“We remember your faces and are so grateful for your kindness,” they said.
Mr Ashcroft’s relatives said the care and support provided by staff at Royal Perth and Princess Margaret hospitals had “made this difficult time somewhat bearable”.
“To all our family and friends, thank you for your continued love and support,” they wrote.
Mr Ashcroft’s wife, sister-in-law and mother-in-law are still being treated in Royal Perth Hospital and are all in a stable condition. His father in law has been released from hospital.
Mr Ashcroft’s three children and his two nieces are still in Princess Margaret Hospital and are also all in a stable condition.