Devastation at daughter’s death
THE father of an Indian woman killed in a car crash on Sydney’s northern beaches says losing his only child has left he and the victim’s mother just waiting to die.
Akanksha Kadam, a 27-year-old student and part-time restaurant worker, died when the car in which she was travelling crossed to the other side of Mona Vale Rd in Terrey Hills and hit a tree in the early hours of July 11, 2017. The driver, 24-year-old Sachin Sachin, told NSW’s District Court at his sentence hearing yesterday that Ms Kadam had been his best friend.
“I want to say to her … wherever she is, rest in peace,” he said.
The 24-year-old was 44km/h over the limit, driving erratically and under the influence of cannabis and alcohol after a night out with colleagues at Mona Vale Beach, according to agreed facts.
Ms Kadam’s father Pravin Kadam said in his victim impact statement he and his wife were “just living to die” so they could be reunited with their daughter.
Sachin said his mistake was “never forgivable”. He will be sentenced on November 30.
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