Family are broken-hearted as they wait to tell man in coma of his wife and son’s deaths
This is just tragic
By Practical Parenting team
November 06 2018
A head-on crash at Brimin, near Rutherglen in Victoria, claimed the lives of a 37-year-old mum, Amanda Kilimister and her 12-year-old son, Harrison.
Her two younger children, aged eight and two, are in hospital in a serious condition, while their 44-year-old father, Paul Kilimister is in a coma.
The family was driving home when police said their car collided with a truck that was traveling on the wrong side of the road, reports the ABC.
The 31-year-old truck driver stopped and helped at the scene. He is still assisting police with their inquiries.
The couple’s extended family have spoken out, saying they are “totally devastated” by the accident.
The couple’s eldest son, Felix, aged 14, was not in the car, and is currently supporting his father and younger siblings in hospital, said Mr Kilimisters mother, Christine.
“Young Felix has been talking to his Dad, even though he's unconscious, talking to him about Austin, Morgan — but he hasn't mentioned Harrison or Mummy," she said.
“So if it's true what they say and he knows what's going on, he'll know that something's wrong.”
The family say they will do everything to support Paul and the children once he regains consciousness.
“You couldn't get two more loving a couple. Family was all there is,” Christine Kilimister said.
Amanda Kilmister's brother, Daniel Gwynne, said the family wished the driver no ill-will.
“Regardless of blame or circumstance, an incident that happened in a few short minutes is likely to affect you for quite some time to come,” Mr Gwynne said.
“I hope that you have the love and support of your family to help you through this time.”