11 January 2018: Another tragedy hits the Australian Nepalese community as a young father loses life in a fatal car crash near Wollongong.
Sujan Dahal was travelling to Taree to be with his family for the weekend when his “car hit the rear of a stationary heavy vehicle” yesterday afternoon. It is understood Mr Dahal died at the scene.
According to a NSW Police Force police statement, the accident took place on the Princes Motorway at Mount Ousley about 5:30 pm on Thursday.
According to Narayan Chapagain, the heart-broken father, mother and wife identified the victim’s remains at the Wollongong Hospital this morning. Mr Chapagain said he knows the family very well with the victim’s spouse being an ex-employee of his Mango Tree Cafe & Restaurant in Wollongong.
The 38-year-old victim was an aged care worker in Wollongong while his wife works as a registered nurse in Taree, Mr Chapagain added. “He used to work in Wollongong and drive to Taree during weekends,” he told southasia.com.au. The restaurateur said he has been with the Dahal family all Friday morning as soon as they arrived from Taree and that it was getting “difficult” to solace the devastated family members.
It is believed Mr Dahal had been living in Australia for well over five years.