Monterey and Sydney car crash: Shocking revelations emerge after driver Jimmy Martin Brito allegedly plowed into his vehicle, killing two boys and injuring a girl
- Two boys died after a car hit a tree in Sydney’s south
- Driver Jimmy Brito, 33, has been charged in the crash
- New details emerge as Brito’s case is mentioned in court
The mother of two boys killed in a horrific car crash is ‘distraught’ but is ‘still supporting and standing by’ the driver, her lawyer has claimed.
Jimmy Martin Brito, 33, reportedly lost control of his Subaru Impreza sedan and hit a tree in Monterey, southern Sydney at 9.50pm on Friday, killing two boys aged nine and 10 and injuring a nine-year-old girl.
He was charged with two counts of dangerous driving causing death and one count of bad driving bodily harm and was due to appear in court at a hospital bedside hearing on Sunday.
However, the case was adjourned after his lawyer, Fahim Arya, told the court that they were not ready to proceed, with Brito still recovering from serious injuries sustained in the accident.
Outside court, Mr Arya told reporters his client had a “limited conversation” with the mother of the two dead boys while he was in hospital. Sydney Morning Herald reports.
Two young boys were killed in southern Sydney on Friday night after the car they were both traveling in crashed into a tree.
The force of the crash crumpled the car and catapulted its engine from the hood.
Mr Arya said the mother was ‘distraught and distressed’ but ‘she is supportive and always by his side’.
He added that Brito was “fresh out of surgery” and taking medication as he began his long road to recovery.
“I don’t know if he knows that the two little ones lost their lives,” Mr Arya said.
The revelations come after heartbroken relatives of the little boys shared a message with loved ones urging them to slow down on the roads.
Police allege Brito was speeding when he lost control of the vehicle and veered onto the wrong side of the road and into a tree at the intersection of The Grand Parade and Culver Street.
The boys, who were in the backseat, were freed from the wreckage and rushed to Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick, where they died a short time later.
The girl, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, was also taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Brito was taken to St George’s Hospital in police custody and remained there on Sunday.
Meanwhile, community members gathered en masse at the crash site to pay their respects to the brothers who lost their lives.
Shocked and devastated Sydneysiders were left dejected as they reflected on the tragedy.
Two blue teddy bears and several bouquets were placed near the tree in honor of the two young boys who died
A makeshift memorial has been erected at the base of the tree the car hit, with mourners leaving flowers and teddy bears.
The extent of the carnage was still visible on the tree on Saturday, with a large panel of bark missing, groove marks carved into the trunk and shards of glass embedded in the wood.
The impact of the accident was so intense that the engine of the Subaru Impreza was thrown from the hood.
Police are investigating whether street racing was involved in the accident and are looking for a gray sedan which may have been involved in the incident.
Anyone with information, a dash cam or CCTV is asked to contact the police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.