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Canada Gofundme for family of boy killed in collision with moose tops $30,000

19:31  25 november  2019
19:31  25 november  2019 Source:   ottawacitizen.com

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A Gofundme campaign for a family whose five-year-old son was killed and two-year-old daughter critically injured in a collision with a moose north of Montebello, QC, on Nov. 16 has raised nearly $32,000 for the family’s expenses.

Zackaël Flintoff died and his sister Adelie was critically injured in the collision, which occurred on Route 323 near Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix, about a 20-minute drive north of Montebello. Police say an oncoming vehicle struck a moose at about 2:30 pm., throwing the animal into the path of the Flintoff family’s oncoming vehicle.

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The parents, Carl and Brigitte Flintoff, and their eldest child, Maxandre, were also taken to hospital, but were not seriously injured.

In a statement he posted Friday on the Gofundme page, Carl Flintoff thanked the more than 450 people who had contributed to the fundraiser.

“Thank you everyone for your support and generosity. It helps to know so many people are thinking of us. Here is a photo of our sweet Zackaël. Adelie remains in critical condition but is stable, she has a very long road ahead but we are hopeful for her recovery.”

The fundraiser was organized by Lise Murphy, who when contacted said she could not speak for the Flintoff family, who live in Orleans, 30 minutes east of Ottawa.

“The family will have many expenses that no parent plans for. We want to unburden them by supporting them this way,” the Gofundme page says.

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