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5-year-old cancer survivor crushed to death in front of her father after car pinned her against her parents’ Mercedes

By Mason White 2:00 PM January 17, 2018
Camila de Almeida

A young girl who courageously battled cancer has died in a freak car accident, according to police in Canada.

Toronto police said that they are investigating the tragic death of 5-year-old Camila de Almeida.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded at around 3:30 p.m., on Monday.

Almeida’s father, 42, came to pick her up from the St. Raphael Catholic School, which is located near Keele Street and Wilson Avenue.

The father drove a Mercedes SUV while an unoccupied Hyundai was parked nearby.

As Almeida walked over to her father’s car, the Hyundai began rolling towards the girl.

The Hyundai pinned the girl against her father’s Mercedes and she was crushed to death.

The owner of the Hyundai was also picking up a child from school.

The child was rushed to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The father was also injured as a result of the collision and was rushed to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police are trying to figure out why the Hyundai began to roll down the street on its own.

Family members said that Almeida was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 3.

She was treated with chemo and was just recently told she was healthy.

The family has set up a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the girl’s funeral expenses.

“Almeida fought off cancer at 3 and yet again facing a tragic accident at 5. The only thing that we can believe is that she was a true angel. The people who really suffer from these type of events are the parents who have to live on without their child and they deserve all the support that they can get so they can find peace without the financial stress that our society can create,” the administrator of the fundraiser wrote on GoFundMe.