Family, friends collecting donations for little boy whose father died in crash

Brookline community collecting toys for boy who lost his father in bike accident

PITTSBURGH — Community organizations were collecting presents for the son of a man who died after he was hit by a car while riding his bike on Brookline Boulevard in October.

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Austin Fike, 22, had a 2-year-old son. Fike's family and friends put together a list of items they said would help put a smile on his son's face for the holidays.

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"It's nice to see Brookline get together and do things for different people," one woman said.

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"It's just great to see the community spirit and seeing people just helping out. Because people here actually care," Jaison Viglietta said.

People can also drop off toys from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

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