Tragedy as Queensland dad dies after his electric scooter hit metal pole on Father’s Day

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A little girl’s world has been shattered after her dad died moments after seeing her on Father’s Day.

Richard Stockdale, 40, was killed when the electric scooter he was riding along High St at Waterford, south of Brisbane, lost control and crashed into a metal pole.

The Sunshine Coast man was on his way home from seeing his daughter, 12, for Father’s Day when the tragedy occurred about 2pm on September 6. 

Richard Stockdale (pictured), 40, was killed when the electric scooter he was riding along High St at Waterford, south of Brisbane, lost control and crashed into a metal pole

Richard Stockdale (pictured), 40, was killed when the electric scooter he was riding along High St at Waterford, south of Brisbane, lost control and crashed into a metal pole

The Sunshine Coast man was on his way home from seeing his 'princess' for Father's Day when the tragedy occurred about 2pm on September 6. Pictured: The scene of the accident

The Sunshine Coast man was on his way home from seeing his ‘princess’ for Father’s Day when the tragedy occurred about 2pm on September 6. Pictured: The scene of the accident

His grieving family said the loss was ‘heart wrenching’ for his unnamed daughter, who shared a bond with him ‘like no other’.

Her older sister, Chantel Farleigh, has started a Go Fund Me page on her little sister’s behalf to raise money for ‘a beautiful final goodbye’ for Mr Stockdale. 

‘Anybody who has experienced a loss would know funeral expenses aren’t cheap nor are their many payment options,’ Ms Farleigh wrote.

‘I’m reaching out for my baby sister, so she can create the goodbye she believes her father deserves, in which he very much does deserve it.’ 

Mr Stockdale's grieving family said the experience was 'heart wrenching' for his unnamed 12-year-old daughter, who shared a bond with him 'like no other'. Pictured: Mr Stockdale with his 'princess'

Mr Stockdale’s grieving family said the experience was ‘heart wrenching’ for his unnamed 12-year-old daughter, who shared a bond with him ‘like no other’. Pictured: Mr Stockdale with his ‘princess’

Ms Farleigh said the thought of explaining to her little sister her father’s body would be handed over to the state to be cremated, instead of buried, if arrangements could not be made ‘absolutely breaks her heart’. 

‘With both of Richard’s parents deceased, he doesn’t have a large network to cover the expenses, and it is with such little financial option that we reach out for donations to give Richard and my baby sister the goodbye they both deserve,’ she said.

‘It’s a Father’s Day she will never forget, and this day truly deserves to be remembered for her.

‘There is no amount of appreciation in the world to give for even just cents of donations and to share this story as far as you can.’  

Mr Stockdale's family has started a Go Fund Me page to raise money for 'a beautiful final goodbye'

Mr Stockdale’s family has started a Go Fund Me page to raise money for ‘a beautiful final goodbye’

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