A grieving father was “shaken” after being told that his two young sons had been killed by a runaway driver.
Joseph Shorey’s seven boys, Shane, seven, and Sheldon, six, died immediately after the crash around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in Wellington, New South Wales, Australia.
The tragic children were with their mother, older brother and a friend when they were hit by a car that was allegedly traveling at excessive speed.
Mr Shorey, who lives 1,118 miles away in Queensland, told the Daily Mail, “I just saw them the day before and they hugged me tight and cuddled and said, ‘Dad, we love you, see you on September 17th ‘.
“Now I’ve lost my two youngest boys.”
Eldest son Mark, nine, was rushed to Orange Base Hospital following the incident and has not yet been told that his brothers have died, Shorey added.
“He just thinks you are in the hospital like him, I don’t know how to tell him.
“My children should bury me, I shouldn’t have to bury them, they were my world.”
He added that sports enthusiasts Shane and Sheldon were “very happy, happy, just beautiful”.
The father received a call from a family who said they heard his children were involved in an accident.
He then called Wellington Hospital before being put in touch with a detective who told him what had happened.
A GoFundMe The site was set up by Tarryn Burson to help Mr. Shorey pay the boys’ funeral expenses.
She said the children live with their father and went to see their mother when the tragedy struck.
“I can’t fathom the pain he and all the mob are going through,” added Ms. Burson.
Andrew DeGabriel, superintendent of NSW Ambulance, said paramedics were “faced with an absolutely devastating scene” in responding to the crash.
You can donate to the Click here to go to the GoFundMe page.