LYNN — After Amber Fournier was injured in a serious car crash in the city last week, the community has rallied to raise thousands for her.
According to a GoFundMe page, Fournier was the victim of last week’s accident, which was the result of a police pursuit that later ended with two people in custody.
Fournier’s vehicle ended up flipped upside down with Fournier pinned inside, suffering from a broken femur and several other injuries that warranted her being med-flighted to Brigham & Women’s Hospital.
“She just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time,” the description of the fundraiser read. “(She) is now paying physically, emotionally, and financially for the poor decision-making and actions of the people responsible for this car accident.”
According to the post, Fournier, who lives in Malden, was on her way to work as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher at Ingalls Elementary. The post also said that the single mother 0f two also works two part-time jobs to make ends meet.
“Because of this car crash and the injuries she has sustained, Amber will be unable to work for an extended period of time as a school teacher and certainly cannot partake in her part-time jobs because they require her to be on her feet and mobile,” the fundraiser’s description read.
The fundraiser was started by Richelle Bearup last week and has raised more than $22,000.
“Between the medical bills, her car being totaled, her inability to work for some time due to the recovery period, and the nature of her jobs, Amber is in desperate need of any financial help that she can receive to cover rent, food, other bills, and the needs of her two daughters,” wrote Bearup.