The sister of 17-year-old Calvin Wijeweera broke down in tears as she talked about the tragic accident that claimed his life.
Wijeweera was walking to school in Carlingford in Sydney’s northwest when a car driven by an elderly woman hit him.
Upon arriving at the scene, emergency services discovered the teenager pinned underneath the car.
His sister, Ovindi Wijeweera, tried calling Westmead Hospital, but they told her that they didn’t have a patient named Calvin.
When she asked her parents about the accident, they told her that her brother was in the hospital, but he had died.
On the way home, Ovindi kept thinking about her brother, and she said she would miss him greatly.
According to Ovindi, her relationship with her brother was close, and she doesn’t have other siblings apart from him.
She said that whenever she would go around a corner, she would often see him sitting at the dining table. He was a bright student who had a passion for aeronautical engineering.
Calvin was with two of his schoolmates, who survived the accident. One of them was taken to Westmead Hospital with a head injury.
Detective Inspector Jason Hogan of the NSW Police described the incident as horrifying.
He also said that the first responders, including the paramedics, were very traumatized by what happened.
It is very distressing for the family, the school, and the community to see such tragic events happen.
The incident is also expected to have a detrimental effect on the friends and family of the victims.
The police are yet to interview the driver, who is believed to be a 90-year-old woman from Epping.