Crash selfie woman ‘sacked, wrote off car’


A woman who took hospital selfies after her friend died in a car crash moments after taking a Snapchat video had written off her own car and been sacked from her job after partying and sharing her antics on social media.

Hazel Wildman “completely wrote off her Suzuki Vitari ” late last year, her former workplace told news.com.au.

“It was virtually a brand-new car. She had already had a couple of accidents and in the last one it was written off,” a staff member at the dog obedience training centre said.

Known as “Hazey”, Ms Wildman had worked as a kennel attendant at Berkshire Park in far western Sydney for a year, but had been “terminated because of her behaviour … too much partying”.

Ms Wildman, 23, and her friend Faeda Hunter, 20, made headlines with a selfie taken by Ms Wildman of the pair in Westmead Hospital after being pulled from the wreckage of a fatal crash which killed their friend.

Shania McNeill, 21, died after veering into oncoming traffic at Berkshire Park about 1.15am last Sunday in a horror crash filmed on haunting Snapchat video footage.

In the footage, a woman can be heart squealing, someone shouts “Shania” and Ms McNeill looks wide-eyed into the camera with her mouth open before the vision cuts out.

Hazel Wildman and Fadea Hunter, both in neck braces in a Westmead Hospital selfie posted after the fatal crash in which their friend Shanuia McNeill died.Source:Supplied

Hazel Wildman in a solo selfie..

Hazel Wildman in a solo selfie..Source:Supplied

'Faedy' Hunter in a selfie on Instagram last year.

‘Faedy’ Hunter in a selfie on Instagram last year.Source:Instagram

Snapchat still of Shania McNeil before the horror head on collission which took her life.

Snapchat still of Shania McNeil before the horror head on collission which took her life.Source:Supplied

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A member of the public and police performed CPR on Ms McNeill, but she died at the scene.

Hazel Wildman and Faeda Hunter were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

In their hospital selfie, Ms Wildman has a bloodied nose and minor face injuries and both she and Ms Hunter are wearing neck braces.

The casualty ward selfie Ms Wildman posted has brought widespread condemnation on social media.

The office of the Guard Dog Training Centre told news.com.au Ms Wildman had a habit of posting her weekend activities with friends on Snapchat.

“And then on Monday, she would send a text message saying she wasn’t feeling well,” he said.

“More and more, she was not coming into work or always being late.

“But there were these photos on Snapchat … we saw what happened.

Shania McNeill was 21-year-old when she died in the far western Sydney collision in the early hours of last Sunday.

Shania McNeill was 21-year-old when she died in the far western Sydney collision in the early hours of last Sunday.Source:Supplied

“She was casual on a five day contract … but almost every weekend was a long weekend.

“She’s a happy-go-lucky party girl.

“When I saw (the selfie taken by an injured Ms Wildman in hospital after the crash) I thought, that’s typical her.”

The staffer told news.com.au Ms Wildman had been “driving … and hit a side mirror” when she wrote off her Suzuki some time between June and September last year.

He said she was ”terminated” in December when the dog training centre “was fully booked and the owner just decided to let her go”.

“She’d had warning after warning after warning,” he said.

Ms McNeill’s pink Suzuki collided on Sunday morning with a Nissan Micra carrying two passengers.

The Daily Telegraph reported the Nissan’s driver, a 61-year-old man from Blaxland, and his front-seat passenger, a 39-year-old man, were also able to free themselves from the wreckage.

candace.sutton@news.com.au



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