Home and Away cliffhanger sees three characters caught up in car crash

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Photo credit: Channel 7
Photo credit: Channel 7

Home and Away spoilers follow from Australian episodes, which some UK readers may prefer to avoid.

Home and Away has revealed which characters are involved in the show's shock car crash.

The show aired its mid-season finale in Australia on Thursday (July 22) and ended with a huge cliffhanger, as the lives of three Summer Bay regulars were left hanging in the balance.

The dramatic episode saw Nikau Parata (Kawakawa Fox-Reo) do a runner from Summer Bay after his latest attempt to reconcile with his ex-girlfriend Bella Nixon backfired.

Nikau was pleased when Bella decided that they should talk for the first time since he cheated on her with Sienna Blake. However, Nikau messed up by trying to kiss Bella, causing her to rush off as he'd overstepped the mark.

Photo credit: Jeremy Greive - Channel 5
Photo credit: Jeremy Greive - Channel 5

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When Nikau faced a backlash from his uncle Ari, who claimed that his late father would be ashamed of him, he decided to leave the family home. Ari warned him not to bother coming back if he really planned to go.

The next morning, after spending the night in a small town out in the bush, Nikau had a change of heart and called Ari's partner Mia Anderson (Anna Samson), needing someone to pick him up. Dean Thompson (Patrick O'Connor) agreed to help and drove Mia to collect Nikau.

On the trip back, disaster struck as Dean, Mia and Nikau were all in the car together.

Dean swerved the vehicle due to a kangaroo straying out into the road. His car spiralled out of control, coming off the road, rolling down a hill and flipping several times.

Photo credit: Channel 7
Photo credit: Channel 7

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The vehicle ultimately came to a stand-still in a perilous position, right on top of a cliff.

The fates of Nikau, Mia and Dean won't be revealed until next month, as Home and Away is now taking a two-week break in Australia due to Channel 7's Olympics coverage.

Fans may also wonder what this means for Mia's unborn baby. She's currently pregnant with Ari's child after a number of previous tragic losses.

Home and Away fans in the UK will see the car crash on Channel 5 in September.

Home and Away airs weekdays at 1.15pm and 6pm on Channel 5 (UK) and Mondays to Thursdays at 7pm on Channel 7 (Australia). Selected classic episodes are available via Amazon Prime Video in the UK.

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