WOODLAND HILLS (CBSLA.com) — The LAPD’s Topanga Division is launching a fundraising drive to help two young girls whose parents were killed in a car accident last week.
The crash took place at 10:50 a.m. on Sept. 26 in the 20400 block of West Califa Street in Woodland Hills, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The family of four was in a silver SUV that collided with a parked pickup truck.
Dino, 46, and Leila “Rosa” Milon, 45, were killed in the collision. Their two young girls, 12-year-old Nila and 10-year-old Iyla, were transported to Northridge Hospital in critical condition.
“Right now, they have no clue that they’ve lost their parents,” said the girls’ cousin Paressa Nindra, just after leaving the girls’ hospital room.
“Besides the tragic loss and death of their parents, and mourning their loss, our primary concern is the girls’ wellbeing and getting them to 100 percent recovery,” Nindra said.
Both girls have been listed in critical, but stable, condition. Each of them will celebrate their birthdays this weekend in the hospital.
A funeral has been planned for their parents Thursday in Northridge.
The news of the tragedy has spread around the community and Nindra said people have been sending her family messages of support.
“I can’t thank them enough. We are just so grateful,” Nindra said.
LAPD Officers Charles Dinse and Amir Abolfazlian spearheaded a fundraising effort to help pay for the girls’ medical bills.
“As a father, I kind of took this personally; a lot of officers here felt the same way; so we’re trying our best to help them,” Abolfazlian said.
Anyone wishing to make a donation may do so at Chase Bank, account number 3039987387.