Six-year-old left orphaned after parents riding Honda bike die in 'horrific' crash with Toyota
'You leave behind your beautiful son. I promise to be there for him. This is one pain I never wanted to feel,' the brother of one of the victims said
PERTH, AUSTRALIA: A little boy has now become an orphan after both of his parents lost their lives in a tragic accident.
Lynette Reader, 35, and 39-year-old Paul Pearce were on their Honda motorbike Sunday night, September 24, when it fatally crashed with a silver Toyota Aurion in Tapping, 7News reported.
Pearce died on the spot while Reader breathed her last at Joondalup Hospital. They are survived by their six-year-old son, Jaxxon.
Surprisingly, the driver of the car suffered non-fatal injuries only.
Witness calls crash ‘horrific’
A person who saw the accident reportedly said, “You could hear the bike coming. Then it was just silence pretty much straight after.”
“It was horrific, it was chaos. It’s not something I’d like to see again,” they added.
A probe has also been launched into the accident.
Lynette Reader’s brother remembers her
The devastated brother of Reader, Todd posted on Facebook, “The pain I feel is hard to put into words. Wish you stayed in Tasmania, Wish this was just a bad dream.
“You leave behind your beautiful son I promise to be there for him. This is one pain I never wanted to feel, you was ment (sic) to grow old and cranky with me.”
He also added, “A sister is someone who loves you from the heart, No matter how much you argue you cannot be drawn apart. She was a joy that was taken away. I'm just lost this day, I'll always think about you.”
Other people pay their tributes
Many people commented on Todd’s social media share.
A user wrote, “Omg! I'm so shocked and so sorry to hear this. 😢 sending condolences to you and your family mate.”
Another user shared, “I’m so sorry to hear this! What a shock! Thinking of you all.”
The third one commented, “Thinking of you sweetheart so heartbreaking for you all am only an inbox away for you all love n hugs to you all xxxxxxx ❤️💜💜.”
The fourth user said, “My heart breaks for you and your family at this horrible time 💔 there are no words that can be said to help heal you. Just know I'm thinking of you and the family xx sending all my love and strength at this incredibly sad time x.”