Elderly brothers killed in car crash in front of California donut shop they'd been eating at for 20 years
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Two elderly brothers in their mid-70s were killed in a car crash at a donut shop where they have had breakfast for the past 20 years. Jose and Alfredo Linares had been eating at the shop called Miss Donuts for the better part of their lives. They also had a third brother Juan at the scene, who was across the crosswalk and was unharmed.
According to the Daily Mail, the accident reportedly occurred at around 5:30 am on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, when the duo was hit by a car. Their brother Juan was only a few inches away, crossing the road right behind them. The brothers owned a landscaping business together and have been working in the Los Angeles area for the past 30 years.
The brothers lived in La Puente and had been managing the gardens of the wealthy and the affluent in Beverlywood for years. They had a weekly breakfast routine at Miss Donuts before leaving for their landscaping job early in the morning. However, none of them knew that it would be the last time.
A woman driving a Honda Civic on Robertson Boulevard struck both the brothers, the LAPD said. The driver is said to have cooperated with all the investigations and the officers’ queries, according to People. She also called 911. Drugs and intoxication have been all but ruled out and the incident is said to be labeled as an accident.
Sergio, the son of the surviving brother Juan, said, “They weren't married, they had no kids, they lived together, and they took care of each other. They loved what they did, they didn't want to retire yet. They should've been living their life.”
To help with funeral and other miscellaneous expenses, a GoFundMe page was created by Sergio. The message on the page read, “Hi my name is Sergio Linares, Today November 9, 2022 our family suffered a tragic loss. My uncles Alfredo & Jose were ran over and passed away on scene. With heavy hearts we ask for any help, as we need to give a proper burial for 2 uncles. This is a very hard time for our family as a big part was taken from us. Alfredo & Jose were kind at heart and we’re always willing to help anybody in any situation. Any donation will help and appreciated. Thank you.”