A Filipina caregiver in Canada was hit and dragged by a cement truck causing her to expire.

At around 10:00 AM, Sept 10, an accident in Yonge Street and Erskine Avenue Area claims the life of an Overseas Filipina Worker (OFW).

54-year-old Evangeline Lauroza was crossing the street at Erskine Avenue when she was hit by a cement truck which was also making a turn. It dragged the Filipina for several meters before it finally stopped.

The driver, whose name is withheld, remained at the scene after the incident but was soon taken to the hospital because of shock.

Lauroza works in Canada under the Live In Caregiver Program for the past 10 years. According to her Canadian employer JJ Muroff, the Filipina is “passionate, devoted, loving, caring and most kind”. While members of the Filipino community in Canada described her as a “good person – this happening is really a tragic loss”.

In an aim to help through the repatriation of the remains of the OFW, a GoFundMe page was organized. As of the moment, $22,593 was already raised out of the $30,000 goal.

Following the passing of Lauroza, city councilors call for an increase traffic safety over the area. They are planning to pursue new development projects to promote safety for everyone.

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