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Family of Wellington crash victim says boy will have leg amputated

A little boy mowed down by an alleged unlicensed driver will have to have his leg amputated following a horror fatal crash which rocked a regional community. The 10-year-old was walking with friends when the group was run down in the tragic smash.Two of his friends, brothers Shane Shorey, 7 and Sheldon Shorey, 6, from…

A little boy mowed down by an alleged unlicensed driver will have to have his leg amputated following a horror fatal crash which rocked a regional community.

The 10-year-old was walking with friends when the group was run down in the tragic smash.

Two of his friends, brothers Shane Shorey, 7 and Sheldon Shorey, 6, from Queensland, died at the scene while their mother Shayleen Frail remains in a critical condition in Sydney’s Westmead Hospital.

She has no idea two of her sons will never come home.

Another boy, 9, was treated for minor injuries.

Now the family of the 10-year-old, who cannot be identified, has revealed the devastating news the little boy will need to get his leg removed.

His family were given the news by doctors on Thursday following the incident in Wellington, near Dubbo.

“He hasn’t been himself, he is wanting to see his little mates,” his mother told 7 News.

“He keeps asking about them.”

A Holden sedan allegedly driven by unlicensed man Jacob Steven Donn, 25, veered off the road and ploughed into the group while they were walking home from the local swimming pool.

Mr Donn remains behind bars and faces more than a dozen charges, including dangerous driving causing death.

He is accused of losing control of his girlfriend’s car seconds before the incident, before fleeing the scene.

He fronted Broken Hill Local Court on Thursday via video link from a cell at Dubbo Police Station. He will reappear in court on Tuesday.

The horrific crash occurred near the corner of Warne and Raymond streets in the town south of Dubbo in central western NSW.

Joseph Storey, Shane and Sheldon’s father, rushed down from Queensland to visit the scene.

He described the incident as living in a “nightmare”.

“I am totally shattered and heartbroken. It is like a nightmare,” he said on Wednesday.

He described feeling “hollow” and said it felt as though his heart had been ripped out.

Shane would have turned eight on Friday and had several parties planned for Wellington and his home town Emerald, in Queensland.

Thirteen ambulance crews and four specialist response teams worked to save Shane and Sheldon.

On Tuesday NSW Ambulance Zone Manager Superintendent Andrew DeGabriel described the scene was “heartbreaking”.

“These types of incidents are shocking for all emergency services and witnesses involved … We were confronted with an absolutely devastating scene in Wellington,” he said.

“It’s heartbreaking for this to happen to such a small community.”

A GoFundMe has been set up with donations to go to Mr Shorey to help him pay for the boys’ funerals.

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