'He was a beautiful boy': Hero first responder Khaled Arnaout charged towards the scene after hearing a loud bang, screaming and crying
The woman who drove her car into a classroom killing two eight-year-old boys cried out 'help, I'm sorry' in the immediate aftermath of the crash, a witness said.
Khaled Arnaout was one of the heroic first responders on the scene of the tragedy at Banksia Road Public School in Greenacre, in Sydney's west, on Tuesday morning.
In what police believe was an accident, a female driver, 52, crashed her Toyota Kluger 4WD into a demountable classroom where 24 kids were learning Arabic about 10.30am.
Neighbour Mr Arnaout charged towards the school after hearing a loud 'bang' and found a tragic scene of blood and chaos.
With the help of at least one other man, he lifted the 4WD off one of the boys.
The child was unconscious, but his eyes were open.
'(I) keep seeing the blue eyes staring up at me,' a heartbroken Mr Arnaout said.
'He was a beautiful boy.'
Safe in his arms: A student at Banksia Road Public School is walked home after the tragic accident on Tuesday
Hole in the wall: The Toyota Kluger toppled over the wall of the classroom wall in Greenacre about 10.30am on Tuesday morning
A woman, 52, was behind the wheel of the SUV when it slammed into the classroom. Police are investigating the incident as an accident
The desperate responders picked the boy up, took him to the school office and started giving the boy CPR.
After about 10 minutes, police took over and later paramedics.
The other boy who later died had a big gash to his head - but when Mr Arnaout was present, he was conscious and kept asking for his mother.
'He kept asking where his mum was and that hurt,' he said.
'I said, "your mum will come for you shortly'.
Following the accident, he saw the driver was in the back seat of the car 'yelling out help, I'm sorry'.
A tradesman, he had popped home to get something when he heard a loud 'bang'.
He didn't think much of it until he heard screaming and crying as well.
His first thought was his daughter who attended the school. The 200m run to the scene of the crash felt like a 'marathon', he said.
The first responder was heartbroken after hearing the two boys died in the police press conference later
Panicked parents stormed up the road to find their children
'(I) run over there, see the whole wall and debris everywhere and blood.'
'Another guy (stood) next to the car, instinct got us, we lifted the car.
'We saw the kid looking at us from under the car.'
He found out the boys had died from the police press conference.
'I broke down and thought I could have done more.'
Primary school student Zeinab Karim (far right) has described the moment a car crashed into her classroom in Sydney's south-west on Tuesday morning and killed two children
Parents rushed to the school gates to pick up their children this morning
Primary school student Zeinab Karim told Daily Mail Australia it felt like her 'classroom just fell down.'
'We were in the classroom and when we heard a big bang we stood up,' the nine-year-old said.
'There was a black out straight away we were evacuated to Kindergarten. It was really scary cos' I never would have imagined a class collapse on its own.'
Zeinab said none of her friends were hurt but that her dad was so worried his 'face went bright