A heartbroken dad wishes he could trade places with his son, seven, who was paralysed in a horror Mother’s Day crash which also killed his daughter, 15.
South Australian dad Matthew Marlow has been by his son Levi’s hospital bedside since the tragic accident which has torn the tight-knit family of 11 apart.
‘My heart bleeds for my son knowing he will never walk again, if I could change places with him I would,’ Mr Marlow said.
South Australian dad Matthew Marlow, right, wishes he could trade places with his son Levi, 7, left, who was left paralysed after horrific crash
The family, pictured, were on their way to the beach when the accident happened
Sophie-Lee, 15, was killed in the tragic Mother’s Day accident in rural South Australia
The young boy who suffered four broken ribs and two breaks to his neck still doesn’t know he can’t walk, Mr Marlow told the Adelaide Advertiser.
His daughter Sophie-Lee, 15, died at the scene.
Mum Karlee Marlow was driving the family car when the accident occurred – six of her children were in the vehicle with her.
Four of them, aged between four and 15 were not badly injured in the crash. The mother also escaped serious injury.
They will try to stay in Adelaide for as long as possible to help Levi with his recovery.
Mr Marlow has been by is son’s bedside since the horror crash which unfolded on a rural road near Bangor, between Adelaide and Port Augusta on Mother’s Day.
The family have thanked the small South Australian community of Orroroo for helping them through the difficult time – and for donating towards a medical fund for Levi
‘We loved her so much. I have never felt so much pain in my life,’ Mr Marlow said of his daughter
The accident is pictured – five other people in the car escaped without serious injuries
He has also paid tribute to his daughter Sophie-Lee who he says will be missed ‘for ever and ever’.
‘We loved her so much. I have never felt so much pain in my life.’
The family have thanked the small South Australian community of Orroroo for helping them through the difficult time – and for donating towards a medical fund for Levi.
$19,000 has been raised for the family in just two days.
The family were on their way to the beach when the accident happened.
The family were on their way to the beach when the accident happened