On Jan. 9, a six-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street in Fernie. The boy was rushed to Cranbrook Regional Hospital where he was then airlifted to the Children’s Hospital in Calgary, Alta.
A GoFundMe page that was set up by a family friend said the boy suffered from a fractured skull and some bleeding around the brain.
“Unfortunately this little guy was hit by a truck causing him to have some major injuries including a fractured skull and some bleeding around his brain. For now he is in stable condition and being cared for at the Children’s Hospital. We can only hope for the best and a speedy recovery,” read the post.
The GoFundMe page was set up on Sunday and by Tuesday afternoon, nearly $11,000 of the $12,500 goal had been raised. Over 50 donors, with some donating up to $285, raised the funds in just over 24 hours.
The RCMP said they are still investigating the incident.