Sisters heartbreaking message to all road users, after two little girls lost their mum over the weekend.

Nicole Reilly warned all drivers to wear seatbelts to avoid the grief and heartbreak her family are suffering after the death of her sister, Antoinette Foale, 37.

Mrs Reilly said her sister was an extremely kind-hearted and generous person who adored her children.

She said her sister could be an impulsive person who would live in the moment, and in a split second may have been distracted enough to forget to put her seatbelt on.

“It was a silly thing for her not to wear a seatbelt,” she said

“If I could prevent the pain my family are going through, and I have reminded my children, who are of driving age, of that fact.”

Ms Foale was killed on Saturday night when her car crashed into a tree about 5km away from her Boyanup home, reports The West Australian.

She was not wearing a seatbelt and sustained horrific injuries that ultimately robbed her two daughters, Matilda, 8 and Grace, 7, of their mother.

The reality of Ms Foale’s death hit home on Sunday night when Ms Foale’s youngest daughter requested Amazing Grace, a song previously sung to her by her musical mother, to make her feel better.

“It’s going to be a long hard road ahead for the girls because they just adored their mum,” Mrs Reilly said. “She was one of those mums who sang to her girls every day, read them stories every day, cooked with them and wrote poetry for them, she was extremely devoted to the girls,” she said.

Our thoughts are with Antoinette’s family and friends.

Please drive safely!

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  • Australia road rules need modernising, and more monitoring.


  • Hope & pray this family may receive amazing grace when they deal with their loss.
    Seems like such a senseless death indeed.
    Drive safe all !


  • A tragedy which should never have happened. I am also “sick” of complaints of drivers going a bit slower than the speed limit because they are driving to the conditions unlike some others. Also they may not know the road and are being cautious, not driving fst then having to brake suddenly. Tailgaters. It is not always their fault. Sometimes drivers pass and pull back in too close to the other car. The car passed should not have to brake and stop until legal distance is clear. You get idiots that keep accelarating then slowing right down. People you turn without indicating –stopping in the middle of the road and you can’t tell which way they are going to go. Not stopping at stop signs. Those things can all cause accidents………Was the seatbelt checked by the Police to determine whether or not is was definitely not on? They can fail during an accident. It has been proved that it can happen.
    I hope the children and other family members receive the support and counselling they will no doubt need…for as long as they need it. I hope others don’t forget them after a few weeks. Speaking from experience that is often when a grieving person needs it. Initially Grieving can take up to 12 months.


  • This is a very sad way to lose a family member. I hope this story will remind others to follow all safety precautions when on the road.


  • this is so sad, i lost my brother in a car accident 4 and a half years ago it seams like such a senseless death. we were just happy he didnt kill anybody else in the accident as it was his fault due to speeding. it doesnt make losing your sibling any easier. please everyone take care on the roads and obey the rules.


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