Posted September 19, 2018 14:36:33 The family of a 15-year-old boy who was critically injured when he was thrown into a tree in Adelaide’s northern suburbs are calling on the Government to help them with the cost of caring for him.
The teen was thrown from a tree on the outskirts of the town of Port Adelaide on Sunday morning.
He was rushed to hospital with serious head injuries and later died.
The boy was one of three people involved in the incident.
His name is being withheld for his safety.
“I have seen the family’s statement that they’ve had the most amazing and heart-wrenching news, but we’ve also had some very difficult questions from the community,” Dr Mark Lachlan said.
“The Government needs to do more to help with this.” “
Mr Lachlans family has been living in the rural town for almost a decade and is now in the care of a friend. “
The Government needs to do more to help with this.”
Mr Lachlans family has been living in the rural town for almost a decade and is now in the care of a friend.
They said they were left to deal with a “disgusting” situation and the fact they were forced to take their son to hospital when he needed it the most.
Dr Lachland said the family was looking to raise $5,000 towards a memorial fund.
“He [the boy] was very brave and he didn’t want to leave the house because he wanted to stay with us,” he said.
The family said the incident happened as they were out walking with their dogs, but did not see anyone in the area.
They have been trying to raise money to help pay for a memorial.
Mr Latchlan said the boy’s death has left his family in shock.
“We’re just shocked at how badly this has happened, we can’t comprehend how anybody could do this to him, we’re just very devastated,” he told AAP.
“His parents are just devastated and just devastated, they’re trying to sort it out and do whatever they can to help him get back on his feet.”
The boy’s father, Scott, said the police had told them the incident was accidental.
He said he and his wife had not been to the town since the incident, but that he was hoping to get the money to start a memorial for the boy.
“It’s a long way off but we’ll do whatever we can to get it done,” he added.
He also said they had not received any updates from the police about the incident and that they would “continue to do whatever it takes” to help.
Mr Scott said the town would not tolerate this kind of behaviour in any way.
“If it gets worse I’ll just be moving to Port Adelaide,” he vowed.
The teen’s death came just days after the death of a young woman who died in the same suburb. “
When you have a kid, you want them to be happy, you don’t want them living in a house with other kids.”
The teen’s death came just days after the death of a young woman who died in the same suburb.
Her death came days after a 17-year‑old girl who was beaten by two teenagers in Adelaide was found unconscious and unconscious in a toilet in a suburb north of Adelaide.
Ms Mollie Bodden, a 17 year-old student from the city of Adelaide, died in hospital from her injuries.
Police are investigating after her body was found in a dumpster in the suburb of Maitland on Sunday night.
Police have also been asked to investigate a number of deaths and serious injuries in the state’s north since mid-July.