The grieving father of three children killed by a ‘drunken driver’ has again called for the alcohol limit to be reduced to zero in order to prevent future tragedies.
Sienna, nine, Angelina, 12, and Antony Abdallah, 13, died when they were hit by a car near their home in Oatlands, in the north-west of Sydney on Saturday, February 1 at 8 p.m.
Danny Abdallah said goodbye to the three children on Monday during their joint funeral in Oatlands.
Last week, Mr. Abdallah told Daily Mail Australia that the NSW government should lower the alcohol limit to zero – and he doubled this weekend.
Danny Abdallah is the father of Sienna, 9, Angelina, 12, and Antony Abdallah, 13, who died when they were hit by a car on February 1. Mr Abdallah said that the NSW government must introduce a number of strict measures to prevent future alcohol-related incidents
“I think there should be an alcohol limit of 0: 0,” Abdallah said to the Daily telegram.
“It’s a domino effect. If you have a beer, it is too easy to take another beer. If you go out and have the mentality that you cannot drink, you will not be tempted. If you know you can’t drink, you don’t play with the clock. ”
Abdallah also said recognized locations and security guards should be able to seize car keys from stunned customers to prevent them from driving.
In addition, he suggested that alcohol lock systems for breath alcohol should be a mandatory feature in all cars.
Ignition lock devices are breath testers for a person’s vehicle that prevent people from driving their car if they exceed the limit.
Abdallah proposed strict rules to curb alcohol-related traffic tragedies. He said there should be an alcohol limit of zero, that respirators should be installed in cars, and that guards could confiscate car keys from stunned customers
On Monday thousands of people with the Abdallah family gathered in the co-cathedral of Our Lady of Lebanon to say goodbye to Sienna, Angelina and Antony Abdallah
Abdallah also said that he and his wife are still deeply sad.
“We take it every hour,” he said.
“That’s all we can do. We take it literally every hour. “
The father told Daily Mail Australia earlier that although he himself was a drinker, he now would like the alcohol limit for drivers to be reduced to zero.
“I’m a drinker, but I think the alcohol limit should be zero. I think you just have to know that you can’t have one, that you can only have water, so there is no temptation, “he said.
‘People think’ I have another one, I’ll be fine ‘because they don’t want a taxi or Uber, or they’ve already spent their money on a night out.
“We have to do something.”
Samuel William Davidson, 29, was behind the wheel when the children died.
The police claim that he drank 13 hours before the accident.
Against 20 charges, including four counts of manslaughter, he must appear in court in April.
Abdallah, his wife Leila and their three remaining children mourn the horrific accident that claimed the lives of Sienna, Angelina and Antony and their 10-year-old cousin Veronique Sakr
Truck driver Samuel William Davidson, 29, has been charged with 20 offenses including four counts of homicide and drunk driving
Abdallah, his wife Leila and their three remaining children mourn the horrific accident that claimed the lives of Sienna, Angelina and Antony and their 10-year-old cousin Veronique Sakr.
On Monday, thousands of people with the Abdallah family gathered in the co-cathedral of Our Lady of Lebanon to say goodbye to the trio.
Leanna Abdallah, 10, who was walking with her brothers and sisters at the time of the accident, but miraculously escaped a major injury, grabbed her parents’ hands during the two-hour shift.
Mr. Abdallah and his wife Leila. The Abdallah family are very loyal Maronite Christians. Abdallah told Daily Mail Australia earlier that although he was a drinker himself, he would now like the alcohol limit for drivers to be reduced to zero
HOW THE TRAGEDY COMES OUT
* Seven children cycled along the footpath of Beddington Road, Oatlands, just before 8 p.m. on February 1
* The children were on their way to buy ice cream when a Mitsubishi 4WD reportedly plowed into them
* Residents ran to help children and tried to save them in anticipation of emergency services
* Four children – including a boy, two of his sisters and a family friend – died on the spot
* Another boy, ten, was brought to the hospital with critical head injuries, but is now in a stable state
* Two girls were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries
* Male 4WD driver, a 29-year-old from Oatlands, has undergone a roadside breath test and is said to have yielded a positive result
* The alleged driver Samuel Davidson was arrested and taken to Castle Hill Police with his 24-year-old male passenger
* Davidson was charged with four counts of manslaughter