Perth – S. Gurbir Singh, a Sikh missionary parcharak and resident of Chandigarh died in a horrific car crash near Perth in Australia. Gurbir Singh, a retired RBI employee was around 65 years old. He was a resident of Rajdhani Complex sector 49, Chandigarh and was on a short visit to Australia.
The collision occurred between a white Caterpillar truck, a silver Toyota Camry sedan and a white Hino truck near the intersection of Warton Road. All vehicles were travelling in the same direction.
The 22-year-old male driver Puneet Singh and a 69-year-old male passenger Daljeet Singh (Gurbir Singh’s brother) in the Toyota were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
It is learnt that Gurbir Singh had gone to Perth to visit his elder son, Harpreet Singh and his wife Hardeep Kaur. He was there for around a month.
It was at 2.30pm on Monday when Harpreet called his younger brother, Avneep Singh to inform him about the demise of their father.
Puneet Singh, who was driving the car got very serious injuries is said be critical. He belonged to Patiala.
Relatives of the deceased informed SinghStation that his body will not be brought to Chandigarh, instead his last rites will be performed in Perth.
His younger son Avneep Singh will also be flying to Perth for the last rites.
A 21-year-old Indian national, Amritpal Singh Sidhu, who is in Perth on a student visa, was driving the second truck involved in the crash and faced court on Tuesday, where he was granted bail. He is charged with dangerous driving causing death and two counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm.
He will appear in the Rockingham Magistrates Court on Tuesday.
Major Crash investigators are still seeking anyone with dash cam footage, or information to assist the investigation to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.