JACOB Cummins’ heartbroken parents say their only child was just a normal, caring teenager whose death has put two sets of parents through pain that no-one should have to endure.
The Baldivis teenager died last Thursday after being struck by a car while walking along a street in suburban Canning Vale.
Alleged driver Aya Hishmah (20) has been charged with Jacob’s murder and four counts of attempted murder.
“We are devastated and heartbroken that Jacob our only child has been taken from us,” Jacob’s mother Aisling Earls shared in a written statement.
“We feel like it’s a bad dream and need to wake up.
“Jacob was funny, caring and had a heart of gold.
“I would just like everyone to know Jacob was a good kid.
“He loved sport and soccer was his passion.
“Jacob always wanted to help others and this year did a charity walk for Pieta House suicide prevention.
“Jacob was not in a gang.
“He was just a normal teenager, our precious little boy.
“We ask that you please give us, the family, a chance to grieve in peace and stop all the negative comments and remember a life has been lost, our baby boy’s life.
“Two sets of parents have been destroyed by this and no parent should ever have to go through either ordeal.
“Rest in peace our beautiful boy.”
Ms Hishmah has been remanded in custody. Her next court appearance is scheduled for January 31.