A GoFundMe For The Brampton Crash Victims Raised $100,000 In Just 16 Hours
The world of a whole family — and a whole community — has been flipped upside down. Now, that community is coming together. A campaign has been set up to raise money for the families affected by the tragic car crash in Brampton, Ontario. The response has been incredible, and over $100,000 has been raised in the Brampton car crash GoFundMe's first 16 hours.
A terrifying four-vehicle crash took the life of 37-year-old Karolina Ciasullo and her three young daughters on Thursday, June 18.
Ciasullo was identified by the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board on Friday, where she had been a grade 4 teacher at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Elementary School.
The donation page has amassed over $100,000 in donations to assist the family as much as possible.
According to CP24, Ciasullo's six-year-old daughter was pronounced dead at the scene. Her four-year-old and one-year-old daughters were rushed to hospital but tragically died due to their injuries.
A GoFundMe page, set up by family friend Bobby Garabet, has already reached over $100,000 in donations at the time of writing, just 16 hours after going live.
"My wife called me late this afternoon with the devastating news that her best friends Sister in law and nieces had sadly passed away earlier in the day in a motor vehicle collision," says Garabet in the description.
"I immediately started to think what we as friends and family could do in these difficult and devastating times. As parents of two young ones ourselves we can't fathom the pain the families are going through.
"I have decided to create this fundraiser in an effort to assist the families with the difficult days ahead," he added.
At the time of writing, nearly 2,000 people had donated a remarkable total of $106,000, although that is rising with amazing speed.
Current donations will be given to the Ciasullo family.
According to Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown, the driver who caused the crash was a "reckless" motorist whose plates didn't match his car, and who had multiple driving offences to his name.
Per Brown, the driver suffered nothing more than a broken leg.
According to CBC, the SIU was not able to say whether there was a police chase or not before the crash.
Seven investigators and one collision reconstructionist will be undertaking the investigation into the incident.