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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  • Her Mother would have been so proud of her. So tragic to have lost their Mother at such young ages. All the best to the children and their father.


  • Oh my gosh this gives me goosebumps. What an amazing little girl, how proud her mother would have been. My thoughts are with the family.


  • What an amazing effort by that little girl. She won’t fully understand what she’s done until she is older, but what an impressive thing to do. Whilst her Mum may have passed on immediately, she was certainly watching over her kids to make sure they were safe. A terribly sad story, but incredible in the face of such tragedy.


  • What a gorgeous little girl! Most kids would be so scared they’d only think of getting themselves to safety the fact that she thought to not only get her siblings out, but also knew to walk home and call for help at such a young age is incredible!


  • What a courageous strong wee girl ! My thought and prayers go out to the grieving family.


  • Fantastic young girl – hope the community rally around this poor young father.


  • A terrible tragedy. The 5 year old who rescued her siblings did a fantastic job. She is obviously very level headed, and knew what she had to do to save them. I would have panicked and not acted as quickly as she did. Unless family are prepared to care for the children the majority of their young lives Brenton may have to look for alternative employment. They all have huge important decisions to make – and helping the children, especially the older two to come to terms that they have lost their Mum. The 5 year old who was sitting next to her Mum will most likely need counselling for awhile.


  • What a wonderful little girl; what a dreadful experience.


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