Driver’s message to grieving dad

Saturday, 11 November 2017, 09:50:02 AM. THE driver of the car that crashed into a school and killed two boys has responded to yesterday’s touching message of forgiveness from one victim’s family.
Greenacre Follow Up THE driver of the car that crashed into a school and killed two boys has responded to yesterday’s touching message of forgiveness from one victim’s family. Maha Al-Shennag said through her lawyer that she was “very grateful” for the compassion shown by eight-year-old Jihad Darwiche’s father Raed in the video posted to Facebook yesterday. The 52-year-old, whose Toyota Kluger crashed into a classroom in Sydney’s southwest on Tuesday, said she wanted to “apologise with all of her heart” to the victims, their families and the community. Al-Shennag has been charged with two counts of dangerous driving occasioning death, driving in a dangerous manner and negligent driving occasioning death after two eight-year-old boys died and three girls were injured after the crash. Her lawyer Nick Hanna said: “Ms Al-Shennag has told me that she is very grateful for Mr Darwiche’s message of forgiveness and compassion. Jihad Darwiche was one of two eight-year-old boys who died after the SUV hurtled into Banksia Road Primary School in Greenacre. Picture: Supplied Source: Supplied “Ms Al-Shennag wishes to apologise with all of her heart to Mr Darwiche and to each of the victims, their families and the community in general. Her thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by this tragedy.” In the powerful video filmed in the hearse travelling from the boy’s funeral to the burial site on Thursday, Mr Darwiche said through a friend that the family forgave her for what...Read more
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