Go Fund Page Created to Help Squamish Accident Victims

Friends of the victims of the horrific accident on January 2 on Sea to Sky Highway are calling upon the community to donate to the victims and their families. The accident claimed the life of two men and injured five others from the  Squamish Indo-Canadian community. A Go Fund page has been established.

The men were returning from Whistler after work when a north bound pickup truck crossed the centre line and hit their van. Two men died on the spot while five were grievously injured and are recovering at Lions Gate and Vancouver General Hospital. 

One of the victims had become a father just weeks ago and his young family needs supports as he slowly recovers, said Jasbir Singh Thind, a close friend of the victim. One of the victims lived with relatives and another one lived with his elderly grandmother, who was entirely dependent on him for support, he said.

“The entire community is reeling from this tragedy and we are pleading with Squamish to help the families in this very difficult time,” Thind said.

Most of the victims were young, hard working members of the community and they need all the support the town can offer, said Ranjit Malhi, whose Kaur group in the local Sikh temple has also been offering emotional and financial support to the family members.

“I am hoping the community rallies behind these families so they don’t have to worry about paying the bills as they start on a slow road to recovery,” she said.

You can click on the Go Fund page here to donate.



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