Grandmother of four children killed in fatal car crash speaks out: “Angels on earth”
The devastated grandmother of four children killed in a drunken car crash as they were going to get ice cream says the pain from the tragedy has been “too much to handle”.
Abdallah siblings Sienna, eight, Angelina, 12, and Antony, 13, died in Oatlands, in Sydney's north-west, on Saturday night alongside their 11-year-old cousin Veronique Sakr.
The kids’ Grandmother Georgette Abdallah visited the site of the tragedy on Tuesday and broke down into tears as she described memories of her grandchildren.
“They were angels on earth. They were looked after... My Angelina, she slept with a rosary in her hand. She said, ‘Teta, look after yourself’ and every time she saw tears in my eyes, she cried,” Ms Abdallah said.
She said her grandson Antony was unlike many other teenagers his age, and said he promised to look after his grandmother when he grew older.
She described Sienna as her “cheeky girl” who would always run to hug her grandmother.
“The little one in the hospital is crying. She is asking: 'How am I going to go to school? How are we going to survive without them?',” Ms Abdallah said.
She says her grandchildren adored her, particularly her cooking.
She taught them to make cabbage leaves, which is what they had for their last meal.
“Thank you everyone for supporting us,” Ms Abdallah went on to say.
“Please pray for us. Pray for my son and his wife and all of us. That's too much to handle. Give us strength.”
Samuel William Davidson, 29, was allegedly driving while three times the legal blood alcohol limit.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday morning said the tragedy was unthinkable.
“I just pray for their strength as a family. They will be grieving beyond imagination,” he said.
Davidson's parents cake forward on Monday night to say they were devastated and their son was deeply remorseful for his alleged actions.
“Those poor families have lost their children. No words can help them and I'm so sorry to them,” Allan Davidson told Nine News.
Hundreds of people have visited the crash site in Oatlands to lay flowers and show support for the mourning families.
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