Community Rallies Behind Westport Rideaus Crash Victim And Family
The Westport Rideaus are taking time off the ice, as an one of their teammates remains in the hospital in serious condition following a crash last week.
Callum Maybury was on his way home from hockey practice when the Subaru he was in lost control and rolled over into a ditch.
According to an OPP press release at the time, it happened while the vehicle headed eastbound on County Road 42 near Noon Road, on Monday, September 24. The 16-year-old forward was ejected from the vehicle and transported to Kingston General Hospital. The driver, a 17-year-old from North Grenville suffered minor injuries while another passenger, an 18-year-old was not injured.
Support has flooded in for the family. A GoFundMe Page to help support them has raised over $20,500 as of Monday afternoon, doubling its goal.
The page says it's set up by friends of the family from Ottawa, who say Maybury remains in the intensive care unit.
"While the recovery time is unknown, what is known is that his family needs to be by his side during this difficult time," writes the organizers. "The loss of wages, travel, and daily expenses, will accumulate quickly. In an effort to lessen the financial burden and allow the Maybury’s to focus on Callum’s healing and recovery, we are asking for your financial support."
The Westport Rideaus say they don't want to comment out of respect for the family, but confirm the Rideaus will be back on the ice for their weekend games.
Westport cancelled their two games over the weekend, including Friday night’s game against the Brockville Tikkis. They say they will reschedule at a later date.
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