Cathy Fragoso Medical Expenses

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Raised by 12 people in 12 months
Created December 11, 2017
Cathy Bishop Fragoso, a Riverside County Social Worker/Supervisor (DPSS) for more than 20 years - a mother, grandmother and widow - suffered catastrophic injuries when illiegal street racers, in 2 separate vehicles, slammed into the vehicle she was a back passenger in, with one car fleeing the scene.

Subsequently, Cathy suffered traumatic brain injury, a broken neck, broken arm, broken pelvis, broken leg, ruptured and lacerated organs, injuries to her eyes and multiple strokes.

Cathy, a career Department of Social Services Supervisor for Riverside County, is no longer able to work  - will never return to her job - and  for the first 11 days of critical care alone - she incurred  2.4  million dollars in medical bills. Cathy will need assisted medical care for the rest of her life.

Your donations will help and are deeply appreciated, in addition to what her family and friends have done, and will continue to do to help her.

See the CBS News story below regarding her accident on the 215 fwy exit and 2nd Street in San Bernardino, California.


NO ARRESTS have been made, despite San Bernardino Police Department knowing the identity of the drivers who did this to her and her two close friends; also injured. San Bernardino Police Detective - Peck, a former "street racer" himself, has been indifferent toward the plight of the victims yet, sympathetic to the offenders, adding great frustration and stress to the matter.

What is wrong with San Bernardino Police Department and them treating grown adults like "kids" who made an honest mistake, while a woman's life and livelihood is destroyed?

If this wasn't enough, in last week's Santa Ana Riverbed Fire in Riverside, Cathy's home fell victim to the fire; the fences, trees and entire backyard were burned, the eaves of her home and Christmas lights, as well, before swift firefighters saved the actual home.

Fire behind Cathy Fragoso's home in Riverside

Channel 2 News Video & Article

LOMA LINDA (CBSLA.com) — A Riverside grandmother was in critical condition Monday night after an accident Saturday evening that’s being blamed on illegal street racing.

As KCAL9/CBS2’s Tina Patel reports, the 62-year-old woman, Cathy Fragoso, was in the backseat of a car coming off the 215 Freeway in San Bernardino when they were hit by two cars that appeared to be street racing.

Fragoso is now in the hospital with traumatic brain injury, a broken neck and severe internal damage.

“They’ve said she may never walk again. Might not talk. She’s never going to be the same,” said daughter Melodie Sevilla.

“From what I understand the first car clipped the back of the car. The car spun and then the second car hit and it caused it to roll a few times,” Sevilla said.

Police told Sevilla they are still looking for the first car which took off after the accident. The driver and passenger in the second car were injured themselves but Sevilla said police still haven’t told her family who they are or if they are facing any charges.

“They did go to the hospital. We know that. But from what we understand they were released from the hospital,” said Sevilla.

Sevilla and her family said they’re just trying to focus on her mom’s recovery right now. But they do want drivers who race to know just how devastating their actions can be.

“It’s just needless, just needless,” said Sevilla. “It didn’t have to happen.”

(The Honda Accord they were driving in)

(Cathy before her accident on September 2, 2017)
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Please consider donating. Cathy's initial emergency room visit for 11 days in intensive care totaled 2.4 million dollars; she remained in ICU and intensive therapy for 16 more weeks thereafter. Although her insurance paid for vast majority of all expenses, hospital transport visits are not covered and her insurance ends soon.
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Please support a Riverside, Ca widow's medical expenses; Cathy Fragoso was hit by two illegal street racing cars and suffered catastrophic injuries. She has endured multiple surgeries, brain damage and multiple fractures. Moreover, last week, her home suffered damage in the Santa Ana River fire. http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2017/09/04/street-racing-crash-injured-grandmother/
Cathy's Accident @ the 215 fwy & 2nd St
Cathy's home/neighborhood fire
Cathy (center) in 2015, before accident
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