On December 29, there was a fatal crash on Sooke Road and a man in his 40’s died almost instantly. On hearing that a young girl lost her father forever, hearts throughout the community of Sooke rightly opened.
Another family was impacted that day. That deadly crash involved the man who died and the woman whose car he hit. That woman was on her way to work that early evening, her first month on a new job. Her partner was at home recovering from double knee surgery. He works as an irrigation technician, but has had ACL surgery twice and still affects him. She was just getting started with this new opportunity.
On her way to work on December 29, through no fault of her own, she was involved in a horrible head-on crash. The driver of the other vehicle, a Dodge Caravan, died. According to a RCMP report the Dodge Caravan was travelling Westbound when it crossed over the double solid line and collided with her Jeep.
She had to be extricated from her vehicle by the Sooke Fire and Rescue team, using hydraulic equipment. At the hospital she was treated for a broken collar bone and a broken wrist. Now, because of her injuries, she is physically incapable of meeting the demands of her job, and is possibly facing more surgery.
Her vehicle, which belonged to her partner’s family, was a write-off. They still owe $35,000 on it, and until ICBC completes its investigation, car payments continue. The cost of living continues. And he has missed over three weeks of work taking care of her in every way.
Both the driver and her partner live in Sooke. They are related to Rose Henry (the partner is her son), who has initiated a GoFundMe fundraiser to help this family cope with the immediate needs of life after the accident. Because this family lives in Sooke, and because of the high emotional toll of this crash in general, they are requesting anonymity. But they need help with the basics: hydro, medical, transportation, insurance papers and food.
Every little bit helps.
Rose Henry has started a goFundMe. If you would like to support this family in their time of need, please click the link below.