While on their way to the airport for a surprise trip to Disney World on July 21, a family was hit in their minivan by a suspected drunk driver. The crash seriously injured the family of four and ruined their vacation plans.
Ryan Bragazzi surprised his fiancee and two young daughters, ages 5 and 7, with a trip to Disney World. While on their way to Denver International Airport to leave for their trip, the family was slammed from behind by a another driver, sending them crashing into the back of a semitrailer.
"They did absolutely nothing wrong and they received the brunt end of this for just being in the wrong place at the wrong time," Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis told KCNC.
All four passengers of the minivan were rushed to a nearby hospital by ambulance. According to a GoFundMe page set up to help the family cover its medical bills, Bragazzi has several broken ribs, broken vertebrae and a laceration to his back. His daughters are being treated at a children's hospital and his fiancee has a severe head wound.
A relative of Bragazzi's set up he GoFundMe page, which had passed its goal of $8,000 in three days. The family is still accepting donations.
"By the grace of God, everyone involved survived the horible accident," family member Amanda Salazar wrote on the GoFundMe page. "Ryan is going to be out of work for a few months to recover. Because he is the primary provider, this recovery time is going to be a rough time financially. Because of the loss of income during the recovery, this family will need all the help they can get."