GoFundMe for victims of Arizona crash has raised over $80,000

Fundraiser set up to assist with costs facing riders injured when a driver drove into the pack during a masters race in Arizona.

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A GoFundMe campaign to raise money for those affected by the horrific incident at a master’s race in Show Low, Arizona, on June 19 has raised over $80,000 as of Friday, putting it less than $20,000 away from its $100,000 goal.

The fundraiser was set up earlier this week after an intoxicated driver drove a truck into a group of around 30 riders participating in the 55+ masters race at the Arizona state championships. As The New York Times reports, the riders were less than two miles into the race when a driver traveling in the opposite direction crossed multiple lanes of traffic and then hit the pack head on.

Several riders were hospitalized in critical condition, with one of them being airlifted to the hospital. The driver fled the scene and was later shot by police, and then arrested.

Multiple people injured in the crash remain in the hospital.

The GoFundMe was set up in an effort “to help with as many medical bills, hotel rooms for families (most riders are at hospitals outside of their hometowns), bike replacements, and anything else we can help with.” As of Friday, the initiative has raised $82,325.

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