A car accident survivor was reunited with the hospital social worker, who told him that his pregnant wife and unborn twins were dead while he lay helpless and injured in bed.
Bronko Hoang woke up from a coma in tears and asked about his wife, Katherine, two weeks after the accident that resulted in the death of his wife, Katherine, on September 20, 2018 at Westmead Hospital in western Sydney.
Hospital worker Kaylene Tanti had the unthinkable job of telling him that his 23-year-old bride and children had died in the accident – before he screamed uncontrollably until the doctors reassured him.
During an emotional reunion over the weekend at In the intensive care unit, where Mr. Hoang found out about his family's fate, he threw his arms around the social worker and said, "I'm so sorry you had to bear the burden of telling me what happened."
Bronko Hoang (pictured with his wife) woke up from a coma tearfully and asked about his wife Katherine two weeks after the accident
Katherine (picture left) was killed in the collision together with a 17-year-old learner driver. Hospital worker Kaylene Tanti (pictured right) told him that his 23-year-old bride and children had died in the accident
"Thanks for the support, for saving my life," he added, and lunged for a hug. The Daily Telegraph reported.
Ms. Tanti described the sadness in his eyes and said that she had often wondered how he was doing.
& # 39; Telling him (the news) struck me. It was tough, one of the most traumatic circumstances I've dealt with. But I'm in awe of how well he did it. & # 39;
Mr. Hoang, a psychiatrist, is still struggling to fathom how he lost four members of his family on a familiar stretch of road in Orchard Hills while teaching his 17-year-old sister Belinda to drive.
The couple, who got married in May 2018 (picture), were to become parents of two twins
Ms. Hoang, 23, her unborn twins and their teenage relatives who drove the vehicle were killed in the collision (picture)
Unlicensed driver Richard Moananu had a blood alcohol level four times the limit and cannabis in his system when he got behind the wheel that fateful night.
He started racing on the wrong side of the road and crashed into the silver Mazda 3 – killing everyone but himself and Mr. Hoang, who suffered from lung injuries, crushed bowels, a broken foot and a brain hemorrhage.
Despite broken memories after waking up from the coma, the widower was able to recall the heartbreaking moment when he saw his unborn sons in the morgue.
Roman and Archer were 13 days prior to giving birth at the time of the crash.
Moananu pleaded guilty to two homicides over the deaths of Katherine and a 17-year-old student driver
“I'm so sorry, Bronko, you and your family. I never wanted to take your loved ones away from you, "said the killer (pictured)
They looked "alive" in the morgue.
I nudged her and said: Come on, wake up. For a while I thought Katherine would be back too. She was everything to me; She and my best friend, my wife and she wanted to become mothers to our boys. & # 39;
On Thursday, Mr. Hoang will face 31-year-old Moananu during the trial in Penrith District Court.
He pleaded guilty to two manslaughter and heavy driving, which resulted in serious bodily harm.
On the day of the collision, he had been drinking from 10:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. trying to raise money for the pokies after the rain prevented days from working as a brickworker.
Supported by family and friends, Bronko Hoang (right), Katherine Hoang's husband, left the Penrith District Court in early October
A devastated Moananu told the court at a hearing in early October that he grew up in a broken home with alcoholic parents who were addicted to games and a father who brutally beat his wife and children.
He apologized to the victims and said, "I wish I had died that day," reported 9 News.
“I'm so sorry, Bronko, you and your family. I never wanted to take your loved ones away from you.
In an incredible act of kindness, Mr. Hoang said he did not want to live with anger and offered to meet with him to help him change his life.
Two hatchbacks collided on Northern Road in Sydney's west on September 20, 2018
"I forgive you because I have a feeling that there is no need for anger and resentment and a fantasy that you can get an eye for an eye," he said.
“After this is over, I want to sit down with you and understand you. I will still offer an olive branch to help you with your problems. & # 39;
Mr Hoang said his body was now full of scars reminding him of the life he never had with his partner and two unborn children, but he told The Daily Telegraph that he had found love again with a close friend who was him helped through his grief.
Two weeks before the accident, he had a conversation with Katherine about death, in which she stated that if something should happen, she would want him to continue to live for her.
While the new relationship does not affect the emptiness of his experience, Mr. Hoang said that he must be very grateful with his new partner.
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