The distraught husband of a woman killed in a freak car accident on Tuesday says he will never stop loving her and described her as "the best" in the world.
Nagat Mohamed's husband Elyas Ali was unable to control his grief as he told how the couple's son, eight-year-old Sajid, was struggling to cope after seeing his mother killed.
"She was the best woman in the world, the best. I love her so much, I will never stop loving her," Mr Ali said with tears in his eyes.
"She will be in my heart for ever."
Mrs Mohamed, 39, had picked up Sajid from school and was driving home along Walcott Street to Joondanna when their blue Holden Barina hit the back of a red BMW convertible.
After exchanging details, the woman returned to her car to find Sajid trying to leave the vehicle.
Police believe Mrs Mohamed was hit by a white Ford Econovan as she attempted to move Sajid out of harm's way.
The 22-year-old driver of the van is unlikely to be charged.
The couple met in their homeland Sudan before marrying in 1997.
Two children born in Sudan died before the arrival of Sajid in 2004.
The family arrived in Australia in 2002 as refugees and have since become Australian citizens. Mr Ali said his wife treasured Sajid and wanted nothing but the best their new life could offer in Australia.
"She wanted to build a future for him, she just loved him so much," he said.
Sajid had seen his mother die and Mr Ali said his son was struggling to cope with the situation.
"He cries for her. He loves her. He misses her," he said.
"I feel hurt. I'm crying day and night, she was my everything."
The Sudanese community were in mourning yesterday and are trying to raise money to pay for Mrs Mohamed's funeral and burial, which is expected to be held tomorrow.
Anyone with information about the accident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.