Family lucky to be alive
For Rosy Ellsmore and her family, life changed forever on a long straight road near the Queensland and Northern Territory border.
They were only two weeks into a trip around Australia when they were involved in a single vehicle accident just outside the small Outback town of Camooweal.Their trailer jack-knifed and in the path of an oncoming road train, the family car left the road, hit a concrete culvert and rolled point to point.
“We’ve relived it many times,” says Rosy, who lives at Wilton, about 80 km south of Sydney. “It was the strangest accident. We thought our time was up.” Rosy’s husband, Tim, was driving. Their two children, Angus, 9, and Madaleine, 7, were in the back seat.