A little girl saved her three younger siblings following a horrific car crash that took the life of their mum.
The five-year-old was in the front seat travelling to school with her mother, Lacey Bradford, and three sisters when the car rolled, killing the 28-year-old woman instantly, reports Daily Mail.
Despite having witnessed the death of her mother, the brave five-year-old immediately set to work helping her younger sisters, a four-year-old and two-year-old twins.
The young girl not only got all the children out of the car, but set off on a long walk home to call for help.
‘Lace’s courage and strength as an individual could not have shown through anymore strongly in her eldest daughter then on this fatal morning,’ Lacey’s brother-in-law, Lance Bradford, wrote on a GoFundMe page set up for the family.
‘Unclipping her younger siblings, from their car seats, helping them through a broken window and began the walk for home.’
The crash, which happened on the morning on Friday 3 February, occurred when Lacey was making the 35 minute journey down a gravel road to get her older children to the bus stop.
A fundraising page has been setup to help with financial costs while they deal with their grief.
‘The Bradford family have a long road ahead of them,’ wrote a family member.
‘Brenton is left with little idea on life ahead financially as his current living and working arrangements is an impossible task for a single father of four children given his remote location and job requirements.’
$50,000 has generously been raised by family and friends in just two short days. You can donate to help the Bradford family on GoFundMe.
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