Children who lost father in Bundaberg crash ‘broken’
CHILDREN of the man who tragically died after being hit by a car at the weekend has been remembered for being an "amazing" dad.
Robert 'Robbo' Sim lost his life last Saturday, when he was struck by a car travelling down Childers Road.
The mother of his children Alley Hawtion said they had constructed a cross and planned to place it on the Childers Road site to remember him.
Painted in black text, the words on the cross read 'Until we meet again … rest in peace Dad - Robbo Sim.'
"I'm in shock and my kids are so broken," Ms Hawtion said.
"He was an amazing father that will be sadly missed and he was the father to baby Russell who was diagnosed with glaucoma in 2015."
In 2016, the parents thanked the Bundaberg community for their generous donations, after their son received the diagnosis and almost lost his eyesight at just three months old.
At the time, the mum and dad said without the help from the community, they would not have been able to get the medical treatment so quickly, which saved Russell's sight.
Mr Sim was walking along the road in Kensington when the incident occurred on August 22 about 3.30am.
A spokesman from QPS confirmed the 39-year-old Branyan man died at the scene.
The 25-year-old driver of the car was not injured during the crash, which officers from the Forensic Crash Unit are continuing to investigate.