Family Injured in Accident on 299 Needs Your Help
Yesterday evening at approximately 6:30 p.m., two cars collided on Hwy 299 about nine and a half miles east of Hwy 101. At least one person died. Several people were critically injured including at least one child. A modest GoFundMe has been started by a member of the same church as the family in the van. Her name is Theresa Howell O’Brien and she lives in Eureka.
According to O’Brien, “Family members of our pastor have been in a very bad accident on their way to visit. They have 5 children under the age of 7 and mom is pregnant with number 6. They will need car seats and clothes for the whole family.”
Later, another person commented that the mom had miscarried her baby who was about six months along and the adorable three-year-old pictured above is in critical condition. We have not been able to confirm this information but will update once we can do so.
Meanwhile, the GoFundMe is so modest and the needs of the family so great that we thought that we would ask our community to open their hearts and help if they can. Click here to be taken to the donate site.
Note: The heartbreaking photo of the car seats at the site of the accident was taken by our very talented photographer, Mark McKenna.