Four children killed by drunk driver who crashed his SUV into them on the sidewalk: 'Three of them were siblings'

Samuel William Davidson faces 20 charges related to the incident after he was allegedly drunk behind the wheel, three times the legal limit.


                            Four children killed by drunk driver who crashed his SUV into them on the sidewalk: 'Three of them were siblings'
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In a tragic incident, a 29-year-old alleged drunk driver reportedly rammed into several children leaving four of them dead and three injured in Sydney. Samuel William Davidson faces 20 charges related to the incident after he was allegedly drunk behind the wheel, three times the legal limit.

His out of control 4WD struck a group on Bettington Road in Oatlands, near Parramatta on Saturday around 8 pm. He was not injured in the incident. He has been charged with manslaughter, dangerous driving, and drunk driving among others. Siblings Antony, 13, Angelina, 12 and Sienna Abdallah, 9 were killed in the crash with their cousin Veronique Sakr, 11. Sakr was killed while riding a bike on the footpath, as they were on their way to get ice-cream. A 10-year-old boy was critically injured in the head and was taken to the Children’s Hospital. 

Daniel Abdallah, father of the three siblings that died in this inciden,t urged drivers to practice precaution. "Yesterday, I lost three of my children. I had a cousin, Bridget, she lost her daughter as well. I don’t know what to say. I’m numb, probably that’s how I feel at the moment," he said in a statement. Three of his six children were killed in this incident. "All I just want to say is please, drivers, be careful. These kids were just walking innocently, enjoying each others’ company, and this morning I woke up – I have lost three kids. Please, just, make sure you love your loved ones, your kids especially," he said.

Sakr's family also paid tribute to their daughter. "We are devastated by the tragic and senseless loss of our beautiful girl, Veronique. Words cannot describe the pain we feel for all the families impacted by this tragedy," they said in a statement. 

Davidson, the driver was set to appear on Sunday at the Parramatta Bail Court but did not show up. He did not apply for bail either, but it was refused formally by magistrate John McIntosh. His next court hearing is in Parramatta Local Court on April 2, 2020.

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