Daniel Abdallah and his wife Leila lost three of their six children on Saturday night in a tragic accident near Oatlands Golf Club in Sydney, Australia.
Just before 8:00pm, emergency services were called to Bettington Road near the Oatlands Golf Club where seven children had been hit by a 4WD allegedly driven by Samuel Davidson, 29.
The vehicle struck a group of seven children all cousins, who were walking on a sidewalk to buy ice cream before 8pm on Saturday, killing four and injuring three.
Mr Davidson has been charged with 20 offences including four counts of manslaughter, four counts of dangerous driving occasioning death from driving under influence, four counts of dangerous driving occasioning death, driving with a high-range blood alcohol reading and driving through a red light.
At Castle Hill Police Station, he allegedly returned a reading of 0.150, three times the legal limit.
Davidson’s case was heard at Parramatta Bail Court on Sunday. Mr Davidson did not appear and there was no application for bail.
Mr Abdallah’s children Antony, 13, Angelina, 12 and Sienna, 9, were killed in the crash.
“I don’t know what to say, I’m numb,” he said.
“All I just want to say is ‘Please, drivers be careful’. These kids were just walking innocently, enjoying each other’s company, and this morning I woke up — I have lost three kids.”
Mr Davidson and a 24-year-old male passenger were both uninjured in the crash.
Police said the passenger had tried to assist at the crash scene.
Mr Abdallah described his son Antony as a “very handsome boy” who loved basketball.
“Actually he woke up that morning and said, ‘We’re going to play this game for Kobe [Bryant]’.”
He said Angelina was “my little helper … anything I needed, she had my back.”
Sienna, he said, was “my little diva, little actress”.
“They have gone to a better place,” he said.
He said all the children involved were related and the cousins had come over to the Abdallah house.
“They were all coming over to get babysat. I told them, ‘Just go for a walk, little walk, stay together. You should be OK’,” he said.
“Give a little bit of independence, you know, and this is one-in-a-million;
“They didn’t do anything wrong. They were just walking on the footpath;