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Fundraising efforts surge for family of man tragically run over on Metro Vancouver street

A crowdfunding page has raised more than $30,000 as people have rallied around the family of a Delta man killed in a tragic traffic collision in Ladner last week.
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 A crowdfunding page was started for the family of the victim of a fatal traffic collision in Ladner last week. File photo/Delta OptimistA crowdfunding page was started for the family of the victim of a fatal traffic collision in Ladner last week. File photo/Delta Optimist

crowdfunding page has raised more than $30,000 as people have rallied around the family of a Delta man killed in a tragic traffic collision in Ladner last week.

The fundraising page was started by family friend Kyla Gould over the weekend.

“On Nov. 28, a tragic accident took the life of Robbie Oliver from his family and friends, far sooner than anyone could have ever imagined,” Gould wrote on the page. “This tragedy has left Abby without her partner, and provider in life, and three young children without their loving father. As Robbie was self-employed there are no benefits in place to help the family during this difficult time.

“Abby needs to take the time to grieve with the children, and not have to worry about funeral costs and finances. We are reaching out for support to ease a little bit of the stress through this devastating time. Any support you can provide the family would be directly used for basic essentials.”

The GoFundMe page can be found here.

Messages of condolence as well as other offers of assistance have been popping up on several community Facebook pages since news of the tragedy started to spread in the community.

Last Thursday night police and paramedics were called to the intersection of Ladner Trunk Road and Harvest Drive.

Police say that at approximately 5:50 p.m. two pedestrians were walking eastbound in the 5800-block of Ladner Trunk Road on the north side of the road.

“One of the pedestrians then walked across Ladner Trunk Road, heading southbound,” said acting Insp. Ryan Hall. “Unfortunately it appears he tripped on the median, and fell into the path of eastbound traffic. He was then struck by a vehicle.”

The driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene, and is cooperating with police. The investigation is being led by the DPD traffic unit.

Any witnesses to this incident who haven’t yet spoken to police are asked to call 604-946-4411 and quote file number 19-27272.