Car's theft is a tragedy for Tricia

TRICIA Goody's world has been turned on its head after thieves stole her car from Park Avenue and dumped it in the Fitzroy River on Tuesday.

Wiping tears from her eyes, the mother of two young autistic children yesterday said she had no insurance for the car and no cash to buy a new one.

Ms Goody, comforted by her friend Wendy Gibson, told The Morning Bulletin that she collapsed when police phoned her to say her car had been winched from the river.

The Parkhurst mum said her Holden Barina was the first car she'd ever owned outright and her only means of transport during the week.

Now she's left with the heart-wrenching dilemma of how to get her children to school and herself to work. Even a simple task like grocery shopping has become a headache.

“It's too hard to think about it right now,” Ms Goody said.

“I want the people who did this to realize what they've done. It's just ruined me.

“Trying to make ends meet is hard enough.”

Emergency services had to call in a diver to help locate Ms Goody's car, which was seen sinking in the river around 10.15am on Tuesday.

Ms Goody said two special toys of her eight-year-old daughter's were recovered from the wreck.

She said her son, 11, tried to give her a band-aid on Tuesday night because she was so upset.

“It's just sickening to know people are doing this sort of thing,” Ms Gibson said.

“It's just not fair.

“All their money goes into their kids. They've got nothing.”

Ms Goody's car was stolen from where it was parked on Farrell Street on Tuesday morning. Anyone with information that could help police should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

All their money goes into their kids


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