Mum reveals tragic selfie taken moments before four kids killed

Tom Flanagan
News Reporter

The grieving mother of three children killed alongside their cousin last month when an alleged drink driver mounted a pavement in Sydney’s west has shared a photo of the group of cousins moments before the tragedy.

Three of Leila Adallah’s six children, Anthony, 13, Angelina, 12, and Sienna, 8, were killed in the crash in Oatlands on February 1.

Their cousin Veronique, 11, was the fourth fatality in the crash.

Five of the cousins pose for a photo moments before the crash. Source: Facebook

The children alongside several other cousins were taking an evening stroll to buy ice cream when the vehicle allegedly veered from the road and crashed into them.

Ms Abdallah took to Facebook just over three weeks after the deaths to share a photo of five of the cousins, smiling together, as they headed out on their final walk.

“Their last sunset walk on this Earth,” she wrote.

“Saturday, February 1 before God called them back home and said ‘Let the little children come to me and so not hinder them, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.

“Forever in our hearts.”

There has been an outpouring of support for Ms Abdallah and her husband Danny following the tragedy, with her heartbreaking post prompting more comments online.

The three Abdallah children killed in the crash. Pictured L-R is Antony, Angelina and Sienna. Source: Nine
Leila Abdallah pictured a day after the crash at the scene. Source: AAP

“Such a beautiful happy carefree photo - so unaware of the carnage and heartbreak ahead,” one person wrote.

“Rest In Peace darling angels, thinking of you always,” another said.

Thousands attended the funeral of the three siblings at Our Lady of Lebanon Co-Cathedral in Harris Park on February 10.

In a statement, their parents described their loss as an “unimaginable tragedy”.

Veronique was laid to rest at her school the following day.

Police allege Samuel William Davidson, 29, was behind the wheel of the vehicle that struck the children and that he was three times over the blood alcohol limit.

He is facing four counts of manslaughter among other charges and is due to front court in April.

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