Fundraiser launched to support Sixpenny Handley crash victim

Fundraiser launched to support Sixpenny Handley crash victim

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 5:41am 4th February 2020.

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Friends and family of a woman, left with life-threatening injuries in the collision, have set a target of £10,000.

The woman involved in the crash is named only as Ella on the GoFundMe page.

The main aim is to raise enough money to bring Ella's sister over to the UK from the US, to be with her family at a difficult time.

GoFundMe page for Ella, who was injured in Sixpenny Handley crash February 2020
The online fundraiser has been incredibly successful in just a couple of days since it was launched

WHAT HAPPENED TO ELLA? 

She was involved in a three car collision on Saturday night (1st February). 

Her fiance, named Dave, was also seriously injured in the crash on the B3081 towards Ringwood.

One other man suffered serious injuries, while two adults and two children were left with minor injuries.

The GoFundMe page set up for Ella includes a little more detail about her condition: 

"Ella has been unconscious since the accident. The lead consultant has given a long list of challenges she has to overcome on her road to recovery. Every hour is a victory at the moment. Dave also remains in hospital and we also pray for him to continue his recovery."

The part of the B3081 where the crash happened on February 1st

WHAT IS THE PAGE RAISING MONEY FOR? 

It was set up primarily to bring Ella's sister, Sølviej, to the UK to be with the family, as she lives in the US.

The page states any additional funds will go towards the Neurological Intensive Care Unit at Southampton General Hospital, where Ella's being treated.

There are also plans to put money towards charities that may support Ella with her recovery in the long-term too.

The original target for the campaign was £2,000, which was reached within a day of it being set up.

Friends and family are now aiming to raise £10,000 - and are halfway there already.

POLICE APPEAL ONGOING

Dorset Police are now investigating what happened in the collision and are asking anyone who witnessed what happened, or can help with any dashcam footage, to get in touch.

If you can help officers, you can call them on 101, or email scit@dorset.pnn.police.uk, quoting incident number 1:407.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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