Family remembers father, daughter following fatal Macleod Trail crash

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It was a regular travel for parents to make: picking up a lad from hoops practice. But connected Wednesday, the regular was changed for Jeannine Mujani Tshibuabua.

“I ever spell to prime him up, but that time I asked his begetter to prime him up,” she said.

“He asked (our daughter) Aleysha, ‘Do you privation to travel with me?’ and (our different daughter) Ninelle came moving (saying), ‘Daddy, I privation to travel with you too.’

“Those were the past words I heard from them.”

Ninelle Tshimuana Kabasele and Aleysha Kalimat Mulumba joined their begetter Pierre Kabasele Mulumba successful the household car to spell prime up their brother.

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About 20 minutes later, they were rear-ended by a pickup truck, sending their conveyance into oncoming postulation connected Macleod Trail.

Jeannine got a telephone from a constabulary serviceman soon after.

“She didn’t archer maine astir my husband. She conscionable said they were an mishap and my 2 daughters, they are successful the children’s hospital.”

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Eleven-year-old Aleysha was sitting successful the beforehand rider seat.

“I was conscionable connected my phone. Then the car — I conscionable saw the airbags travel retired and worldly similar that erstwhile the car crashed. It was truly loud.

“And past I dropped my telephone and past I conscionable saw my dada with humor and worldly connected his head.

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“And past I couldn’t spot my sister due to the fact that the backmost was turned astir and I conscionable couldn’t spot her.”

Witnesses to the mishap helped Aleysha retired of the car, wrapping her successful blankets, portion exigency responders arrived.

The Calgary Fire Department extracted the different 2 household members.

Pierre, 37, and Ninelle, seven, were declared dormant connected the country by exigency responders.

Basketball signifier for 13-year-old lad Didistone Mulumba-Kamal was implicit and helium was wondering wherever his thrust location was.

At astir 5:30 p.m. helium borrowed a friend’s telephone to telephone his mother, who broke the quality to him, advising calmness.

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“At first, I was confused and a small spot sad. My friends were comforting me.

“Then astir an hr later, my auntie comes to prime maine up. She drives maine to get immoderate nutrient and past we went to the children’s hospital.”

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The operator that struck their car, 51-year-old Yannick Joseph Bouchard, was arrested and faces aggregate charges including unsafe cognition of a conveyance causing decease and deed and tally causing death.

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Jeannine is near with elemental questions.

“How? Why? What? I person nary words.”

Andy Mutombo, Pierre’s brother-in-law surviving successful the Democratic Republic of the Congo, said the quality shocked him arsenic well.

“I was precise shocked erstwhile I heard the news, and again shocked erstwhile I saw the video. I asked, ‘What happened? I thought Calgary has bully roads, to beryllium going those speeds and crash, what happened?’” Mutombo told Global News.

Mutombo said Pierre was a precise benignant antheral and “Ninelle was Pierre’s world.”

Aleysha remembers Ninelle arsenic adjuvant and honest.

“She’s a precise societal girl,” her parent said.

Community supports

Calgarians are rallying astir the remaining members of the household that was torn isolated pursuing the Wednesday day collision connected Macleod Trail astatine Lake Fraser Gate S.E.

That agelong of Macleod Trail is known to residents of confederate Calgary to beryllium problematic.

“I myself person besides been successful an mishap successful the nonstop aforesaid spot,” Nicky Taylor, a nonmigratory of Legacy, told Global News.

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News of the fatal mishap led Taylor and others successful her assemblage radical to commencement a fundraising page for the family.

“As a mother, I can’t ideate getting that call: your youngest and your hubby are gone. But the different 1 was OK, convey goodness,” Taylor said.

Taylor hoped immoderate funds they rise tin beryllium conscionable immoderate of the enactment the assemblage is offering to the mourning mother.

“I conscionable privation her to cognize that we’re each present for her and we basal down her and thing she needs.”

Calgary constabulary echoed those sentiments connected Thursday.

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“To the household and friends of the victims, our thoughts are with you during this hard time. This is simply a play successful which we should beryllium celebrating with our loved ones, not mourning their loss,” CPS postulation conception Sgt. Colin Foster said successful a statement.

“Help is disposable to anyone who whitethorn person witnessed oregon who was affected by this horrific and tragic incidental by either contacting 211, oregon the Calgary Police Service Victims Assistance Support Team astatine 403-428-8398.”

–with files from Tracy Nagai and Michael King, Global News

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