By now many of you have heard of the horrible accident that occured on Friday, August 10th, at the corner of Balcom Canyon and Highway 118. A car turning left at the intersection was hit by a tanker truck carrying two trailers of fuel and caused a massive accident, resulting in the closure of the highway.
What you may not have heard is that the car had one of our own in it.
Veronica Viveros, a fellow equestrian and close friend, and her two children, RJ and Roxy, were in the car that was hit by the tanker. RJ passed away soon after the accident and Roxy was helicoptered to the children's hospital in Los Angeles with a skull fracture. Veronica has also fractured bones in her neck and lower back.
They need donations for medical expenses. Roxy will be hospitalized for up to three months. A GoFundMe page has been set up here and any amount would be appreciated, even as little as $25.00.
We here at Spirit Equestrian have Veronica and her family in our prayers and we all hope for a speedy recovery.