GoFundMe page set up for family hurt on Monday
By GAIL OBER, LACONIA DAILY SUN
GILFORD — A friend of the four people who were injured in a collision Monday night on Lake Shore Road has started a GoFundMe page to raise money to help pay for the family's medical bills.
Kimberly Martin of Center Barnstead said on her page that the family doesn't have any insurance and, because of the severity of the injuries to Brent Stranger and his 2-year-old daughter, Arianna, the family will be hard pressed to pay off the medical bills.
She said Sarah Kunst, who was the passenger in the 2003 Ford Focus, suffered a broken arm and will need surgery, but that she and her newborn son, Aiden, are home. Martin posted that Aiden is fine.
Stranger was driving the car headed east toward their home on Mount Major Highway when it collided with an Ford Econoline van being driven by James Willingham of Pine Street in Laconia, who was headed west toward Laconia.
In her post, Martin said the van swerved into Stranger's lane; however, Gilford Police Chief Anthony Bean Burpee said he could neither confirm or deny that because the accident reconstruction investigation by his department is not completed.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Brent Stranger and Arianna were still at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, where they were flown in the immediate aftermath of the crash.
Police said father and daughter were on the driver's side of the car, which suffered the most damage in the offset head-on collision.
Willingham, Kunst and baby Aiden were taken by ambulance to Lakes Region General Hospital, where all three were treated and released.
In an email sent to The Laconia Daily Sun, Martin said that the page has gotten over 1,000 "hits" and that she thanks everyone for their contributions, thoughts and prayers.
The page may be found at https://www.gofundme.com/help-sarah-brents-family.
The GoFundMe page for the family involved in a serious collision Monday night in Gilford had gained more than $5,000 by Wednesday afternoon. (Screenshot)
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