JACKSON – A concerned friend created a GoFundMe for the victim of a motorcycle crash that occurred on July 5, leaving the motorcyclist dead and the other victim in critical condition.
The fundraising site was created on July 6 by Danielle Godsil for 24-year old Erik Larson of Jackson. Larson’s vehicle was struck by Anthony Griffin, also of Jackson, while Griffin was evading the police on a motorcycle.
As of July 10, the site had raised $5,815 of the $10,000 goal.
Griffin, 22, was driving his red 2004 Yamaha 999 motorcycle east on Brewers Bridge Road toward South New Prospect Road, where he failed to stop for a red light and turned onto the road. When Jackson police patrol followed Griffin, he began to accelerate. Griffin struck the driver-side door of Larson’s gray 2008 Hyundai Elantra near Oak Drive.
While Griffin was declared dead on the scene, Larson was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition, officials stated.
The GoFundMe page noted that Larson was “on his way home to his family when he was struck by a motorcyclist fleeing from the police.”
Godsil, who is best friend’s with Larson’s fiance, stated on the page that she wanted to help Larson’s family by setting up the fundraiser for his medical bills.
“He is the father and step dad to 2 beautiful little girls. Right now his family is clinging on to every moment with him. His family is now without a vehicle, his fiancé is unable to work or get to work, not only is money needed for Eric’s medical bills but also to put food on the table for his girls and pay bills while he is unable to,” stated the site.
If you would like to donate, you can do so at gofundme.com/eric-larsons-medical-expenses.