An online fundraiser to support a local man and two young girls who were hit by a driver while waiting to board a school bus on Friday has already raised almost three times the amount organizers were hoping for.
Parents of students at Haw Creek Elementary School, where the injured students attended first- and fourth-grade, have collected over $14,000, well above the $5,000 goal, for the girls and their uncle, 43-year-old Jose Arturo-Nunez.
The three were injured at about 6:50 a.m. on Friday morning after a vehicle driven by Christopher Ray Frachiseur, 19, of Forsyth County, swerved to avoid hitting the bus and struck the victims as they waited for the bus in the driveway of their home on Buford Highway near Echols Road.
The first-grade student is in serious condition, according to the GoFundMe, while the fourth-grader was in the intensive care unit. Arturo-Nunez was in stable condition on Friday, authorities said.
Organizers said the drive was put together by parents of classmates of the girls and all funds will go to the family.
Frachiseur has been arrested for multiple counts, including charges for allegedly causing serious injury by vehicle, driving under the influence of drugs, passing a school bus while loading or unloading, driving too fast for conditions, failure to exercise due care and reckless driving.
Donations can be made at gofundme.com/f/help-the-salazar-miguel-family.