A post shared by a family member of a deceased bride, who was killed in an accident involving a golf buggy, has gone viral. The couple, Robbie and Marina Morgan, were on their honeymoon in Queensland when tragedy struck.
The wedding day turned tragic on June 20 when the couple’s golf buggy overturned. The bride died at the scene, and her husband, Robbie Morgan, was later charged with murder. During the incident, Mr Morgan did not suffer any injuries.
A few days before the wedding, the bride’s family posted an emotional message on social media. They told the bride not to worry, as they promised her on what would have been her 30th birthday. Mr Morgan was also charged with various offences. Among these were his failure to wear a seatbelt, as well as using his mobile phone while driving.
The Sydney man will appear in the Proserpine Magistrate’s Court on December 5. The golf buggy is the main mode of transport on Hamilton Island, and all occupants are required to wear seatbelts at all times. Following an extensive investigation, the police initially referred to the incident as a tragic accident.
In the days following the incident, the police noted that the driver might have been inexperience when the vehicle rolled over. The woman who was riding in the buggy also suffered a serious injury. However, Inspector Anthony Cowan of the Queensland Police stated that Ms Morgan was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the accident.
It has been noted that the seatbelt was not used at the time of the accident. Several individuals, including a doctor, a dentist, and a firefighter, were the first to respond to the scene. They tried to save the life of Ms Morgan by performing CPR for over 30 minutes.
According to Graeme McIntyre, the acting director of the Mackay District of the Queensland Ambulance Service, a paramedic was able to arrive on the scene in just minutes. He said that the woman was found off the road and was placed in a “lateral position” to try and revive her. Multiple first-aiders, including a doctor from the island, a fire officer, and a dentist, also performed CPR for over 30 minutes.