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Fundraiser set up for young family seriously injured in Lydd crash

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Original article from Kent Live

A fundraiser has been set up to support a young family hospitalised following a crash in Lydd.

At around 2.40pm last Sunday (July 18), a grey BMW ploughed into a man and his two young sons.

The dad and his oldest son were airlifted to a London hospital by air ambulance, where they remain, while his one-year-old son was taken to William Harvey Hospital in Ashford.

Read more: Child flown to hospital after BMW ploughs into group of people in Lydd

Shortly after the accident, a GoFundMe page was set up to support Samantha Lee, the boys' mum who was set to marry their dad Aaron in September, and her family, which has now raised £4,905.

The fundraiser, set up by Courtney Beeching, says: "As most of you are now aware a father and his 2 sons was involved in a terrible accident earlier today in Lydd involving 3 cars and the family walking back home.

"While their mummy/fiancé was on her way to try on her wedding dress for their wedding in September.

"When they was hit by a car causing serious injuries.

"The older son and dad was taken by air to London hospital where they remain stable but not in a good way.

"Jasper will be two in September and he’s at William Harvey with a break & other injures being looked after by his aunty, while Samantha is in London worried for her son & partners lives."

Aaron, Jasper and the unnamed older son were hit by the grey BMW following a crash on Lydd's High Street on Sunday.

The grey car was reported to be travelling along the High Street when it was involved in a crash with a red Seat Ibiza travelling in the same direction towards Jurys Gap Road.

Police said the car also collided with three pedestrians along with a white BMW which was parked on the street.

Courtney continued: "Her family has been torn apart today in this awful accident, now Aaron will be off work with a long recovery, being a self employed plasterer with his own business & Samantha being a registered veterinary nurse and a full time mum to 3 boys.

"As you can imagine it’s not going to be cheap backwards and towards to hospital paying for their house, bills, food, keeping the animals and children, please if anyone can spare a few pounds it will really help them out. Thanks so much.

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