The husband of the Perth mum who died in a horrific head-on collision last week has suffered a new tragic blow after learning the fate of one of his six children injured in the crash.
Hannah Fraser, 30, died after the car she was driving with her children in it collided with a cement truck north of Perth last Wednesday. Her children were rushed to hospital, some with critical injuries.
Their grief-stricken father Leighton Fraser shared a touching tribute to his wife on Facebook following her death. The two were set to celebrate eight years of marriage next month.
But now, the father-of-six has spoken about his children for the first time since the accident and revealed his 11-year-old daughter will never walk again.
Life-changing news for family
"We’ve been told there’s a severed cord, so we’re looking at the loss of use of her lower legs and loss of bowel … so paraplegic," he told Seven News.
"That’s going to be a major change for us as a family. The kids are very active."
Four of the children — believed to be aged between 1 and 14 — are set to be released from the hospital, it's been reported.
His five-year-old daughter looks to make a full recovery from her spinal injuries but remains in ICU.
The dad said his main focus now is to continue raising his children "to be a reflection of her," speaking of his wife.
"We’re just digging deep right now, putting aside some of our stuff and my insecurities to be the best man I can be for the girls and my son," he said.
Parents' struggle after losing daughter
Following the tragedy, Ms Fraser's parents — who live in the UK — set up a GoFundMe page to help raise funds "to see our grandchildren and say goodbye to Hannah".
Their aim is to raise enough money to travel to Australia for the funeral.
"The pain we feel being so far away is almost unbearable," they said.
"We just want to be there for our other children, Hannah's sisters and brothers".
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