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Benefit concert for family of Bella Noble

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - San Diegans show their support for an East County family which is dealing with a heartbreaking loss.

Bella Noble died last month when her mother accidentally ran over her with her van. Sunday, a benefit concert was held for the family in Scripps Ranch.

The Noble family says their 5-year-old Bella loved to dance.

"Oh my gosh, she would be right up front and probably up on stage," her father said. 

But her life was cut short from a tragic accident. On Oct. 17, at around 5:30 p.m., Bella's mother went to back up their Astro minivan in Ramona at a friend's house. 

Officers believe Bella and other kids were on the bumper when Bella jumped off, her mother accidentally ran her over. 

"Our hearts pour out to them. Nobody deserves to have this happen to them, but to happen to such a loving family it just crushes us," family friend Mike Reilly said. 

Bella's father, Bill Noble is a sound engineer so local bands across the area performed during a benefit concert for Bella called the "Noble Cause." 

"This is an incredible outpouring for our family," he said. 

One of the singers for Siren's Crush didn't know Bella but she knew her father and wants to help heal the Noble family. 

"This is our way of bringing love and light and support to a family that has done nothing but be amazing in our lives," Carissa said. 

Even strangers packed Hoyt Park in Scripps Ranch. 

"Complete strangers have come up and have given us a hug," Bill said. 

CBS News 8 spoke to some who heard about the tragedy and wanted to help. 

"I don't even know them but I feel for them and God bless them," Priscilla said. 

That a little girl who's gone is now bringing together a community. 

"I think it's awesome the community to pull together like this," she said. 

On the national level, the Department of Transportation has ordered Congress to come up with a rule regulating new cars have rearview cameras or a backup warning device.

 That law was supposed to go in effect in 2011 but has been delayed to 2015.  

According to Kids and Cars website in 2012 there were more children run over and killed by a car in non-traffic related incidents.

The Department of Transportation reported of the 228 fatal backovers, nearly half were children age five or younger.  

The Noble family say they are working on creating a scholarship for Ramona students in Bella's name -- possibly for dance since their little girl loved to dance.


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