Greenacre Driver ‘Deeply Sorry’ After Tragic School Crash

52-year-old woman behind the wheel

8 November 2017

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The woman who crashed her vehicle into a school classroom has expressed her devastation over the incident, 'begging' the community for forgiveness.

Maha Al-Shennang, a 52-year-old widower and mother of four, was behind the wheel of a 4WD when the car drove into a demountable classroom at Banksia Road Primary School.

Two eight-year-old boys died as a consequence of their injuries, with another five children taken to hospital.

Ms Al-Shennag was charged yesterday afternoon with two counts of 'dangerous driving occasioning death - drive manner dangerous' and 'negligent driving (occasioning death)'.

Her licence has also been suspended.

She was granted conditional bail to appear at Bankstown Local Court on Wednesday, November 29.

Her lawyer, Nick Hannah, told the Daily Telegraph that she is "deeply sorry for the loss and hurt suffered by the children, the school, the families and the community".

"Her thoughts and prayers are with all those affected," he said.

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