The Payne family is home safe, but the Hollidaysburg crash that happened on Thursday left them frightened, and their car, destroyed.
“We couldn’t drive our van away, the bumper was off, the engine was smashed,” said Kyle and Carrie Payne.
Carrie and Kyle Payne were visiting family in the area for the holidays. They were hit when Jonathan Burd was driving away from police. Their 3-month-old son and 3-year-old daughter were also in the car.
“There we are, you know with our smashed van, the airbags had deployed. The kids are crying. Our dog is in the back seat. Most of our belongings were with us because we were home for the week, so it was a tough moment,” Kyle said.
They started a gofundme page to help with the cost of repairs for their family van.
“We just didn’t even know at first what to do, and then there were a few people who suggested gofundme, which we’ve seen before, but we’ve never used it for anything. We don’t really feel like charity cases, but at the same point, we don’t know what else to do. We were innocent bystanders. We were sitting at an intersection, and now, we’re without a vehicle,” Carrie said.
They added how grateful they were for the first responders at the scene of the crash. They said that they gave their daughter stuffed animals and a lollipop to comfort her.
If you’d like to contribute to their gonfundme, here’s the link.