Dawlon Smith-Saunders Wiki – Dawlon Smith-Saunders Biography
Dawlon Smith-Saunders, 12, was riding his scooter along David Low Way in Bli Bli on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast on September 3 when he was hit by the vehicle. The young man suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Queensland Children’s Hospital. He died tragically on Sunday afternoon. The 27-year-old driver of the ute was charged with drink-driving. He is expected to face additional charges. It is understood Dawlon was traveling on his scooter with a friend at the time of the incident. The witnesses remained with the child until paramedics arrived at the scene. Dawlon suffered multiple serious injuries, including a fractured skull, brain injuries, a broken collarbone, a broken arm and a burst bladder, according to his family.
Dawlon Smith-Saunders was 12 years old.
In an emotional Facebook post, his older sister Letitia Michelle Smith said Dawlon died “surrounded by his family” at Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane. “Your progress scan of him in the first week showed that he only had a small amount of damage to the outside of his brain, while Thursday’s showed a significant change,” she wrote. ‘On Friday, Mum had to make the difficult decision to take him off life support. Dawlon, being Dawlon, had fought for two days. Letiti said her family was completely devastated by the loss. “Watching your little brother die in front of your eyes is nothing I ever imagined would happen,” she told 7News. “We all thought he was on the road to recovery with all the positive signs he was showing. “We are all suffering, but we take comfort in knowing that Dawlon is no longer in pain and suffering.” Dawlon’s sister created a GoFundMe to raise emergency funds for Dawlon while he fights for his life in the hospital. The campaign raised more than $18,000 in the last two weeks. A second GoFundMe page has been created to help the family with funeral costs and attorney fees. The driver of the ute allegedly returned a blood alcohol level of 0.069 before being charged with drink driving. He will appear at Maroochydore Magistrates Court on October 30. More charges are expected to be filed at that time.