Donations for a Good Samaritan have flooded in following his tragic death while helping a woman outside an Aldi store in Melbourne.
On Wednesday, Scott Brownridge, 51, who went by the stage name ‘Scott Bowie’ was fatally struck by a car in Moorabbin, about 15km from Melbourne’s CBD.
The driver of the car which struck Mr Brownridge was a man in his eighties, and Victoria Police confirmed to Yahoo News Australia he had been released pending further inquiries.
A witness told the Herald Sun Mr Brownridge was helping a woman when he was struck by the car.
Since then, friends have been fundraising to help financially support Mr Brownridge’s wife and two children and the fundraiser on Facebook has already exceeded the initial target.
“Our dear friend Scott Brownridge aka Scott Bowie has just passed away yesterday tragically from a car accident outside ALDI store car park at Kingston Central Plaza, Moorabbin,” the fundraiser said.
“He was a loving, genuine, smart man, a devoted father and he always bring a smile onto people's face everyday without fail.”
In just two days, more than $50,000 has been raised to help the Brownridge family cover the cost of the funeral and help them out with the essentials.
“I think that's the least we can do to help since we are not able to attend his funeral due to covid 19 restriction,” the organiser for the fundraiser said.
In addition to the donations, the Facebook page has been inundated with people who knew Mr Brownridge and those who didn’t offering their support.
“I will miss his smile, quit wit, and eloquent turn of phrase. He will be fondly remembered,” a friend said.
Ariel Bud, Mr Brownridge’s brother-in-law, said Mr Brownridge was always “quick to help” and was “completely devoted to his life partner Tammy and was a superhero to his two beautiful children”.
“Scott will be desperately missed by his family, friends, workmates and everyone who had the good fortune to have been a part of his life cut short so suddenly,” Mr Bud told the Leader.
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