Road victim was making safety film
A BROADWATER teen who died after being hit by a ute on the Pacific Highway had been filming a documentary on road safety for a school project just before the accident.
The family of Alexander Wunsch, 13, yesterday called on those who knew him to remember a young man who touched many people with his personality and love of family, mates and soccer.
Alexander was struck by a north-bound ute on Saturday afternoon while crossing the Pacific Highway at Boundary Creek, north of Broadwater.
Alexander's mother, Joanne, said he had finished filming with a friend and had waited by the side of the highway before crossing. Witnesses said he looked both ways.
“It was just a tragic accident,” she said.
“He wasn't doing anything wrong. He wasn't mucking around. He just made a mistake and paid for it. It was no one's fault.”
Mrs Wunsch said Alexander was 'one of the best kids'.
“He achieved so much in his short life. The people whose lives he touched; he was an awesome kid.”
Alexander's funeral details will be published tomorrow.
Some details published yesterday, quoting claims by a nearby resident, were found to have no substance and we apologise for any further grief caused to the Wunsch family.