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Heartless trolls have attacked a fundraiser page for grieving young mum who lost her toddler and partner in a car crash.

A fundraising page set up to raise money for the young mum whose toddler and partner died in a horror car crash after he try to avoid a police breath test has been slammed as ‘disgusting’.

Alex Peart, 19, was stopped in a line of traffic at an RBT on the Tasman Highway in Sorell in Hobart on Thursday at 9.10pm, when he made a U-turn and lost control of his Holden Vectra.

Mr Peart and his two-year-old daughter Ruby were both killed after the car was engulfed in flames and his girlfriend Xanna Rose Weavell, 18, who was in the front passenger seat, was rushed to hospital with minor injuries.

Friends of the family set up a GoFundMe page to help Ms Weavell ‘get back on her feet,’ but the page was trolled, with some saying strangers who donate are ‘supporting the murder of a baby’.

Ms Weavell’s sister Jazmine told Daily Mail Australia those posting negative comments on the GoFundMe page are extremely disrespectful.

‘People just thrive off it these days and it’s honestly not right of them but there isn’t anything we can do,’ she said.

‘We know the truth and know how much Alex loved and adored his beautiful daughter.

‘Ruby never went without, she was loved by so many and touch so many hearts’.

Jazmine said her sister is still in the hospital

Family friend Aaron Unsworth, who created one of the two crowdfunding pages for Ms Weavell, said although Ms Peart’s actions were ‘irresponsible,’ those who did not know him cannot judge his character.

‘Had this tragedy not occurred, Ruby would have lived a life of love, laughter and happiness,’ Mr Unsworth told Daily Mail Australia.

‘Making comments that are completely insensitive will only cause more pain’.

So FAR $11,000 has been raised. GOFUNDME.

Previous news on this story…

A toddler has been killed when the driver of vehicle he was travelling in crashed while trying to avoid an alcohol breath testing station.

A man who pulled out of a line of cars waiting at a breath testing station, crashed his car, killing himself and a two-year-old passenger, Tasmania Police say.

In a statement, Tasmania Police said the 19-year-old man from Midway Point and the female toddler, also from Midway Point, were killed in the single vehicle crash on the Tasman Highway, in Sorell, about 9:10pm on Thursday, reports ABC News.

A female passenger survived the crash.

“Police were conducting a static random breath testing (RBT) site on the Tasman Highway Midway Point at the roundabout with Penna Road,” police said.

They said the man’s car stopped in the line of traffic before it made a U-turn and travelled back towards Sorell, overtaking other vehicles.


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Toddler found unconscious in passenger side footwell


The driver soon after lost control, hitting a pole, with the impact causing the vehicle to break into two.

“The rear of the vehicle remained in contact with the pole and the front came to rest in the westbound lane,” police said.

“On impact with the pole the rear of the vehicle caught fire and was engulfed in flames. Unfortunately the toddler, who was in the rear, could not be saved.”

Police said the male driver and a front seat passenger were thrown from the front of the vehicle.

“The driver was declared deceased at the scene. The female passenger was conveyed to the Royal Hobart Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.”

Police are seeking information from any member of the public who may have been in the RBT line and witnessed the crash.

Such a tragedy. That poor little bubba.

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  • Apparently, he wasn’t drink driving, he was unlicensed. One stupid moment, stupid decision, and this young mum has lost her world :,( Very selfish on the young mans behalf. Surely a fine or longer loss of license would have been then this! The trolls should piss of tho. If they don’t think the young mum deserves help because her partner was an idiot, fine, then don’t donate. There’s no need for nasty comments though, very below the belt at this time when people are grieving

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  • This is just shockingly sad and should never have happened.

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  • All this just to avoid being charged with drink driving? For his stupidity that poor bub was condemned to death and a horrific one at that. Pity the driver’s not around to face what his actions caused.

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  • This story was so frustrating and gut-wrenching. I saw it on the news and it upset me so much. That poor child is just the victim of an idiot doing the wrong thing. A totally selfish act, resulting in a child losing their life. Makes me so angry and upset. Was it worth it?

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  • A mistake that has left a imprint on so many lives. If you made a mistake you own up and take the responsibilities. RIP

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  • This is so sad and was totally avoidable. If you’ve done the wrong thing and it turns out your a little over the limit it’s too bad you have to wear the consequences, instead now a little girls has been given a permanent consequence for someone else’s mistake. Terribly sad.

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  • Surely the loss of a licence would have been preferable to killing yourself and the toddler? When will people think rationally?

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  • Two lives were lost due to avoiding a breath testing station,you just do not drink and drive!

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  • Presumably the male driver was over the blood-alcohol limit. I wonder how much influence the female passenger had over the driver. She will live with the deaths for the rest of her life.

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  • A precious life cut short, just taken because of bad decisions of adults. So ignorant and irresponsible…it’s a crime !

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  • Poor little bub. RIP. What is wrong with people

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  • I am so sick of adults killing children – because this is what happenned. Everyday, young innocent lives are gone in an instant because of a stupid bloody adult

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  • I dont know how we can get it across to people not to drive after they have been drinking. Its not worth it. The poor family/families that have lost loved ones and all because of a foolish choice to drink and drive.

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  • Was he the father of the boy? He made a very bad decision running away! :-(

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  • Oh my when will drivers ever stop getting behind a wheel of a motor vehicle when they have consumed alcohol/drugs.
    So very sad …RIP LITTLE ONE.

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