'He's In Shock': Alleged Drunk Driver 'Devastated' By Crash That Killed Four Kids
The parents of a man accused of being three times over the legal limit when he allegedly struck and killed four children with his car, says he is deeply remorseful.
Retired NSW police detective Allan Davidson and his wife Kay said on Monday they are devastated by the incident.
Their son Samuel Davidson, 29, allegedly ran a red light and drove onto the wrong side of the road, colliding with a group of children who had been walking to buy ice cream.
Abdallah siblings Sienna, 8, Angelina, 12, and Antony, 13, died at the scene in Oatlands alongside cousin Veronique Sakr, 11.
Davidson's parents told Nine News they shattered , and so is their son Samuel.
"We're absolutely devastated for the loss of those children, " Allan Davidson said.
"Those poor families have lost their children; no words can help them and I'm so sorry to them," he said.
Davidson's mother said her son was in shock when she spoke to him on Sunday.
"He's was very quiet. He was in shock as well," she said.
"He is so, so sorry. He can't believe that what's happened, happened," she said.
While Davidson struggles to come to terms with what occurred, Leila Geagea, the mother of three children who were killed, said she "can't hate" the alleged drunk driver.
"The guy, I know he was [allegedly] drunk, driving on this street. Right now I can't hate him," she said.
"In my heart, I forgive him. I want the court to be fair. I'm not going to hate him, because that's not who we are, and that's not what my religion tells us."
On Monday, Leila Geagea joined hundreds of mourners at the scene of the alleged crime in Oatlands and prayed for her "angels" in heaven.
"We love our kids so much. I can feel them hugging me," she said.
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