Teenager died when the car he was driving crashed into a tree at speed in Sydney West.
Around 3.30 a.m. on Wednesday, Abdul Zalfa, 18, was driving alone in his dad’s BMW in Auburn, not far from home, when he lost control of the car.
Before smashing through a fence and ending up wrapped around a tree, it skidded off Wellington Lane.
He died at the scene.
Zalfa’s friend was driving behind him and, as soon as the accident happened, he called his relatives.
His family was seen running, overwhelmed with sorrow, to the scene.
Mahmoud Zalfa, the 18-year-old ‘s father, said that P-plater borrowed his car early in the morning to see his family.
“I told him be careful please. The car’s too powerful,” a tearful Mahmoud said at the scene on Wednesday.
“He said ‘look after my sister’. He hugged me and kissed me and said, ‘You’re the best dad’.”
“He was a beautiful boy. He has a beautiful heart. He helped everyone.”
Police say the factors in the accident were speed and driver inexperience, saying that the drivers needed to take caution.
“Know your limitations but the main thing is [to] drive to the speed limit and to the road and weather conditions,” Superintendent Adam Johnson said.