Families of Oatlands crash victims reveal heart-breaking new details
The family of four children killed in the Oatlands crash have spoken up about the incident.
Seven children were walking through the Sydney suburb towards an ice cream shop on February 1 when driver Samuel Davidson struck them with his vehicle.
The incident claimed the lives of Abdallah siblings – Antony, 13, Angelina, 12 and Sienna, 8 – and their cousin Veronique Sakr, 11.
Davidson is facing 34 charges, including four counts of aggravated dangerous driving occasioning death under the influence of MDMA, four counts of aggravated dangerous driving occasioning death going and driving with cocaine in his blood stream.
Speaking to 7News, the siblings’ father Danny Abdallah said he attempted mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on Antony upon his arrival at the scene but “it didn’t work”.
Abdallah said he does not wish to seek revenge against the driver.
“I’ve had people wanting to seek revenge. And I’ve asked them to stop,” he said.
“And they have stopped, I won’t do that. I don’t want anger, bitterness and revenge in my household today.”
The siblings’ mother Leila Abdallah told The Catholic Weekly faith helped her cope with the tragedy.
“Death is a reality that no one can escape, so focus more on your soul and build your faith because that is the only thing you will have left,” she said.
This article originally appeared on Over60.