Costco Announces Fundraising Effort For Family Devastated By Crash

London, Ontario, Canada / (CFPL AM) AM 980

As the London community comes to grips with the tragic crash that took the life of a young girl, Costco Wholesale has released a statement and announced plans to help her family financially.

It was around 12 p.m. on Friday when Danah McKinnon-Bozek, her six-year-old daughter Addison Hall and her three-year-old daughter Miah Bozek were struck by a reversing car at the entrance of the south London Costco on Wellington Rd. South.

All three were rushed to hospital in critical condition, but sadly Addison succumbed to her injuries over the weekend.

Danah, who was eight months pregnant at the time of the crash, underwent an emergency caesarean section to deliver her baby Friday. Both the newborn and three-year-old Miah are still listed in critical condition while Danah is said to in fair condition.

In response to a request by AM980, Costco Wholesale released the following statement on Monday afternoon:

We are very saddened by the news of Addison’s passing and wish to express our deepest condolences to the family. Our thoughts are with the family as well as the others injured.  We hope for their speedy recovery. At this time we would also like to express our thanks to our employees, members, emergency responders, police, and medical teams for their commitment. 

Both London Costco locations will also begin accepting public donations for the family on Tuesday. Customers can donate at the cash when they ring through their purchases.

Costco staff tell AM980 the company will match donations “dollar for dollar” up to $50,000.

The gesture from Costco comes on the heels of a public fundraising effort. A GoFundMe page started by friends of the family has collected $40,013 from 1,085 people as of 9 p.m. Monday. The original goal was $10,000. If you’d like to donate, click here.

A public candlelight vigil has also been planned for 8 p.m. Wednesday in Greenway Park. For more details, click here.

While the McKinnon, Bozek and Hall families mourn Addison’s loss, the investigation into Friday’s crash continues.

London Police say the case is still in the preliminary stages and they’re making their way through the evidence.

“It is a very in-depth and lengthy investigation so we aren’t expecting to come to any conclusion any time soon,” Cst. Ken Steeves of the London Police tells AM980. ” We do have to review witness statements and there’s lots that we have to do.”

“We can’t expect any final conclusions for some time yet.”

Steeves says it could be up to a couple of weeks before they know whether any charges may be laid.

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