Oatlands crash dad Danny Abdallah chose forgiveness over revenge

A grief-stricken father whose three children were run-down by a drunk motorist asked himself if he should ‘man up and take revenge’ or think of the big picture and ‘forgive the driver’?

Danny Abdallah chose to forgive and on Friday he stood in Parramatta District Court as the man behind the wheel was jailed for at least 21 years for a crime that shocked Australia.

Samuel William Davidson, 31, was speeding, drunk and high on drugs when he struck Sienna Abdallah, eight, Angelina, 12 and Antony, 13, and their cousin Veronique Sakr, 11, on February 1 last year in Oatlands in Sydney’s north-west.