Our close family unit, with slight persuasion have encouraged the pair to seek help from the public, to cushion their blow from a freak vehicle accident, that has brought their 8 month Oz Camping adventure to an abrupt halt.
On Monday 19/2/18, the first official day of their travels, not far from Batemans Bay , they had an accident that could have taken their lives if it wasn't for the brand new Ford Ranger they were traveling in. An oncoming mini truck lost traction and slid into the line of the oncoming Ranger at around 80km/h. My brother Tim did his best to avoid a head on by steering wide to an embankment to distance himself but unfortunately it wasn't enough and the truck clipped the bull bar and sliced the side of the ute before it's full impact into the caravan. Tim's calm actions saved their lives. The air bags inflated to cushion a little but they still share a few bruises between them and Tim has some abdominal pain, currently seeking attention from medical professionals.
They are dealing with absolute shock and loss and bewilderment as to why did this have to happen.
The family have been through some very hard times these last few years and this trip was a new beginning, an adventure to re focus on the good times ahead and get ready for Tim to start his own business on their return.
The reason we have proposed this campaign is that, yes insurance will cover the majority of the loss. It was a brand new Ute and Caravan. It's the extra work and accessories that went along with the planning. We've estimated approx 10k of loss in this accident. The Caravan was obliterated and that meant most of their clothes, laptops,gps, weber bbq, other priceless items that are non existent. Tim added so much to the Ute that extra cover on the insurance for accessories will probably not help much. Winch system to name a few.
By no means should you feel obligated to donate, Tim and Tj were hesitant to agree to this idea in the first place, they are very kind people.
I thought it's worth a try to give them a bit of comfort, until insurance comes through, and they can live comfortably for a while as they gather their recovery mode and move forward. A few kind words go a long way, and they will be very humbled , or, if you do have a couple of bucks spare, this will help get them in the right direction to happiness and back on their feet sooner rather than later.
Thanks for taking the time to read. Mark
- Toni Martin
- Hayden Lavender
- Phillip Gubb
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