The late Norman Olsen of Tweed
The late Norman Olsen of Tweed

Fund set up for the family of slain Good Samaritan

MORE than $1,400 has been raised so far for the family of a Tweed Heads man who died after going to the aid of a woman allegedly being assaulted by her ex-partner.

Nearly 50 donors have donated to date to the family of Norman Olsen who suffered fatal head injuries on Monday.

The Victims of Crime will be paying for Mr Olsen's funeral, so any money raised will go directly to his family, says the donation page set up at www.gofundme.com/y9qnxccs.

The 65-year-old suffered head injuries after going to a woman's aid in an apparent domestic dispute on Monday afternoon as he was driving along Bridge St at Wilsonton, in Toowoomba.

He was rushed to Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital with his family making the decision to turn off his life support on Tuesday afternoon.

A grievous bodily harm charge laid against 22-year-old James Callow is now expected to be upgraded, potentially to unlawful striking causing death, the law introduced to combat one-punch deaths.

"Norman was a father and husband who without thinking about his own wellbeing stepped in to help a complete stranger and ended up paying with his life. He is a true hero who did not deserve to this," says the donation page.


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