'The nation is supporting and grieving for you' - almost $40K donated to family of Auckland bus crash victims




Almost $40,000 has been raised for the family of Auckland bus crash victims Christopher Tobin and his one-year-old son Jack, who were killed after their car and a bus collided in Mt Eden last week. 

Christopher Tobin, 51, and his one-year-old son Jack died when the car hit a double decker bus.
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Mr Tobin, 51, died at the scene, and Jack died on Friday after his life support was turned off. 

Friends of the family created the Givealittle page last Thursday which has generated $39,124 by 9.30am this morning. 

The money would go to his wife Olivia, and children Vivian, 6, and Elle, 2. 

Elle was injured in the crash and is now in a stable condition in hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

One donor wrote: "This is the most touching story I have ever heard. No amount of money will ever replace your loved ones that have been lost. It's a small token to show that the nation is supporting and grieving for you and your family."

Another commented: "We live just down the road and have a young family. This tragedy deeply affected us and we hope we can help a little."

The bus was running a Route 277 service to Britomart along Mt Eden Road.  

His father also died from the crash.
Source: 1 NEWS

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