WATCH: Truck driver’s heartfelt video message to family

 

A TRUCKIE involved in a serious crash which left him with multiple broken bones has told the family in the other car he hopes to meet up with them in a kind-hearted video message.

Flying Fish Point father-of-three Robin Smith, 54, faces a lengthy recovery and remains in the Cairns Hospital with 15 broken ribs and serious leg injuries.

But he recorded the video message earlier this week which has been delivered to the Sellars family from Brinsmead who are recovering in Townsville Hospital.

Flying Fish Point truck driver Robin Smith, 54, recovering in Cairns Hospital with children Lindsay, Morgan and Ashley.
Flying Fish Point truck driver Robin Smith, 54, recovering in Cairns Hospital with children Lindsay, Morgan and Ashley.

Mum Rachael and her sons Darian, 13, and Ronan, 11, all suffered significant injuries in the October 7 head-on collision which occurred on the Mulgrave River Bridge near Gordonvale.

In the video Mr Smith said he had been thinking of the family and while he had a few "bashes and breaks" he was "on the mend".

"Hope to catch up with you guys later on when everything's all done and dusted and we're all well and good," he said.

 

David and Rachael Sellars with sons Darian, 13, and Ronan, 11. Picture: Facebook
David and Rachael Sellars with sons Darian, 13, and Ronan, 11. Picture: Facebook

"Just thinking of you, get well and we'll chat later."

Husband and father David Sellars spoke out last week to ask the community to support Mr Smith as they had his family.

A GoFundMe campaign for them has raised over $31,500.

Initial crash investigations suggest the Sellars' car may have crossed onto the wrong side of the road before colliding with Mr Smith's truck, but investigations are continuing.


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