Two online fundraisers have been started to help victims of the horrific Dec. 16 crash into Ross Dress for Less in Burien, which injured 11 people, including a 2-year old who is currently in serious condition.
As we previously reported, on Monday night, Dec. 16, 2019, a van smashed through the front of the Ross Dress for Less store in Burien, injuring eleven, including an infant and toddler.
Lee Skelly, 51, driver of the van, was charged for multiple counts of Vehicular Assault and DUI (meth).
The fundraisers below are intended to help the most critical victim, David Menjivar Chiche, 2, with a goal of $25,000; along with Chris Lowe and his fiancé Rachelle Vannier ($5,000); click the headlines below, or the “donate online here” links to read more and donate:
On the night of Monday 16 we were shopping at the Ross Dress for Less Burien store when suddenly a van comes in breaking the glass and taking everything in its path with it to David Menjivar Chiche, 2, and Obdulio Chiche, 47, being a grandfather and grandson. Leaving them in intensive care with a lot of injuries. Help us get ahead.
Unidos Por David Menjivar Y Obdulio Chiche
En la noche del día lunes 16 estábamos de compras en la tienda ross de burien cuando de repente una ven entra rompiendo los vidrios y llevando todo a su paso con ello a David Menjivar chiche de 2 años y Obdulio Chiche de 47 años siendo abuelo y nieto. Dejándolos en terapia intensiva con muchas lesiones. Ayúdanos a salir adelante.
Donate online here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/1uihgsgy00
On December 16th, 2019, Chris Lowe, his fiancé Rachelle Vannier and their 9-month old son Kingsley were shopping at Ross when they were struck by a van inside the store. Chris was hit first and thrown several feet, while Rachelle held Kingsley tightly as she was struck by the van and pushed more than 30 feet into the center of the store.
Thankfully Rachelle and Kingsley were only left with minor injuries. Chris however, suffered from a severely broken leg. Chris is having surgery to repair the extensive damage done to his leg and knee. The doctors expect Chris will have a very long recovery.
Chris works as a security officer at Ross but was not on the clock when this incident occurred, so he is not covered under L&I. Chris will likely be unable to work for several months as he recovers and while Rachelle wasn’t seriously injured she had only just started at her new job as her previous workplace undergoes major construction repairs from another vehicle running into it, as well.
I am reaching out to the community in hopes that we can all help relieve some of their financial concerns as they heal emotionally, physically, and psychologically from this horrible accident. It is especially hard with the holidays being here and losing a source of income for at least the next several months while Chris heals.
If you are able to help, I know they would all very much appreciate it.