Fatal Sydney crash: driver charged with high range drink driving
Four children have lost their lives
Editor / February 01 2020
NSW police have charged a 29-year-old driver after four children were killed and three others were injured following a crash in Sydney’s north-west yesterday.
Just before 8pm (Saturday 1 February 2020), emergency services were called to Bettington Road, Oatlands, following reports multiple pedestrians had been struck by a vehicle.
Police have been told the children were on the footpath when a Mitsubishi Triton utility allegedly mounted the kerb and struck the children.
Four children – three girls, aged 8, 11, and 12, and a 13-year-old boy - died at the scene.
An 11-year-old boy and two girls, aged 10 and 13, were treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. The boy remains in a serious but stable condition while the girls are stable.
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Police issued a statement saying,"The driver, a 29-year-old man, and a 24-year-old male passenger were uninjured. The driver was subjected to a roadside breath test and returned a positive result.
"He was arrested and taken to Castle Hill Police Station where he was subjected to a breath analysis which allegedly returned a reading of 0.150."
The driver has now been charged with 20 offences and will appear in court today.
Father of Anthony, 13, Angelina, 12 and Sienna, 9 has spoken of his tragic loss, "Yesterday I lost three of my children
“I don’t know what to say.
A group of seven kids - including Abdulah’s children Anthony, 13, Angelina, 12, and Sienna, 9 - were riding on the footpath on their way to buy ice cream at the time of the crash.
Four children died at the scene - three of those, Abdulah’s son and two daughters.
Three remain in hospital, one is in a coma.
“All I want to say is drivers be careful,” he said.
“These kids were just walking innocently, enjoying each other’s company and this morning I woke up I’ve lost three kids,” he said.
Michelle Connolly has worked as a photo director, social media manager and photo editor at some of Australia's biggest media companies, including New Idea. She is now editor of Practical Parenting and loving mum-of-two.