South Australia Police Commissioner Grant Stevens has penned an emotional letter to his youngest son Charlie who died after struggling an irreversible mind harm when he was allegedly hit by a automotive on Schoolies.
‘I’m scripting this sitting in a bed room with soiled garments on the ground, an unmade mattress, six consuming glasses lined up on the bedside desk, an empty KFC field subsequent to the glasses, wardrobe doorways left open and a row of skateboards leaning on the wall – it’s a mess and it is excellent. That is the place 101 lived,’ he wrote.
101 refers back to the one hundred and first life misplaced on South Australian roads this 12 months.
‘101 arrived on the twenty eighth of April 2005 and adjusted our lives endlessly. The final of 5 – he was totally different. Cheeky, intense and humorous – a loveable ratbag from the second he may discuss,’ he continued.
‘He was as irritating as hell, however he was additionally the child who would take care of others, befriend the lonely and assist those that have been struggling.
‘Depth shone via as 101 dedicated to every new ardour – Lego, BBL, scooters, footy, cricket, basketball, browsing, downhilling, Fortnite and his skateboard – it was all or nothing and it was at all times all.
‘101 hated cheese as a result of his brother did. He was a grasp of the airfryer, the nutrabullet and the steamer. He beloved his mum’s curries sausages however he did not know the place the dishwasher was.
‘His favorite pastime was pushing mum’s buttons – though a special identify on his beginning certificates, ”f**okay off Charlie” was what you’ll hear most in our home, adopted intently by ‘put a shirt on’ and ‘take your hat off on the desk.
‘101 beloved footy. He beloved the Cats, he performed 100 video games for the Mitcham Hawks, then the Jets, the Goody Sained, the Camels and Westies, he simply needed to play and be a part of the crew.
South Australia Police Commissioner Grant Stevens has penned an emotional letter to his youngest son Charlie who died after struggling an irreversible mind harm when he was allegedly hit by a automotive on Schoolies
‘It was 101 who taught us you may’t bathe except you’ve your bluetooth speaker absolutely cranked so mum and pa cannot hear themselves discuss within the kitchen. 101 by no means needed for cleaning soap, shampoo or shavers – another person in the home at all times has it – even a used towel!
‘His enthusiasm for varsity noticed no bounds – besides begin time and faculty work. However his Enthusiasm for his household and his mates was actual.
‘101 has a circle of buddies the remainder of us may solely dream about. He beloved his mates they usually beloved him. His buddies’ dad and mom preferred having 101 of their properties. He was mates along with his brother’s mates. Dwelling with him meant waking up on weekend to 4 or 5 additional our bodies in spare beds and on couches. It meant the household storage being remodeled into a person cave the place issues dad and mom didn’t learn about (or in all probability allow) may occur.’
‘101 is Charles Stevens – Charlie, Charlie Boy, Chas, Hyperlinks, Steve. You lived life and gave a lot to so many. You have been a pressure of nature and we’ll always remember your stunning cheeky, disarming smile.’
‘Son, brother, grandson, uncle, nephew, cousin, buddies, workmate, teammate. A lot greater than only a quantity on a tragic tally.’
Charlie Stevens, 18, was with buddies ready for a bus to go to Schoolies celebrations in Victor Harbor when he was allegedly struck by Dhirren Randhawa, additionally 18, in Goolwa, south of Adelaide, about 9pm on Friday.
Mr Stevens died 22 hours later in hospital, whereas Mr Randhawa was arrested a short while in a while a close-by road after allegedly fleeing the scene.
Randhawa was later charged with inflicting loss of life by harmful driving, aggravated driving with out due care, leaving the scene of a crash after inflicting loss of life and failing to actually reply questions.
His father mentioned he was the child who would take care of others, befriend the lonely and at all times test in on his mates
The heartfelt letter described Charlie as ‘cheeky, intense and humorous’ and a ‘loveable ratbag from the second he may discuss’.
His father mentioned he was the child who would take care of others, befriend the lonely and at all times test in on his mates.