Tue 28 Aug 2018
“Vehicles can go on a side street. You guys are more important, as are pedestrians,” he said.
Scheenhouwer was remembered as a “sweet, spontaneous, cheerful” young woman who had just landed her dream job in her adopted home of Melbourne.
In a statement released last week, her family spoke of their overwhelming grief.
“We can hardly put into words the deep pain and feelings of overwhelming sadness and sorrow at the loss of Gitta Scheenhouwer who was taken from all of us,” they said.
“She will always be in our hearts as the sweet, spontaneous, cheerful girl who was always busy with all of the things she wanted to do whilst smiling from ear to ear.”
Scheenhouwer and her boyfriend Thomas had left the Netherlands to follow their longtime wish of living in Australia for a couple of years.