HOWELL – A memorial fund has been set up for the family of Jimmy Glovich, the bicyclist who was fatally injured when struck by a vehicle on White Street.
According to Howell Township Police, the incident occurred on the evening of May 1, when two teens in a 2011 Nissan Altima heading westbound on White Street collided with Glovich as he emerged from a wooded area into the roadway.
Glovich was treated at the scene and transported by MONOC Medevac to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, where he remained in critical condition until his injuries became fatal on May 4.
A longtime family friend and previous neighbor to the Glovich family, Tiffany Smith, has set up a memorial fund for Jimmy’s family on the website YouCaring.com. The fund is called “Jimbo’s Memorial Fund” and has raised $9,415 of the $9,000 total as of May 14.
Smith remarked that she and Jimmy’s older sister have been best friends for nearly 20 years, since before Jimmy was even a year old. “They have been like family to me since I was 5.”
“I wanted to help because I’ve been close to the family for most of my life and I know Jimmy was honestly one of the kindest people you could ever meet. He’d help anybody with anything without even having to be asked,” said Smith.
The fund will be used to help the family afford a memorial service and the medical bills associated with the accident.
“The family is extremely saddened by losing such a huge part of their lives and anything I could do to relieve a little of what they are currently going through I wanted to do,” she added.
The memorial fund site notes that each social media share can raise approximately $37. As of May 14, the fund has been shared 860 times. The $9,415 has been raised by a combination of 156 donors.
“Jimmy was a kind hearted, sweet and caring person who we cannot believe this has happened to. His life has been tragically ripped away from away from him and his family. Now his family is left to pick up the pieces. If anyone would have it in their hearts to please donate to his memorial fund his family would be forever grateful as they were clearly not expecting this,” it stated on the memorial fund webpage.
Jimmy’s memorial fund is currently closed, but information on the fund is located at youcaring.com/glovichfamily-1181232.