Cody Weatherston was involved in a car accident in which his car was T-boned while travelling down 16th Avenue in Langley. (GoFundMe)

Cody Weatherston was involved in a car accident in which his car was T-boned while travelling down 16th Avenue in Langley. (GoFundMe)

UPDATED: GoFundMe launched for driver t-boned in Aldergrove Boxing Day crash

More than $15,000 has been raised for Cody Weatherston and his family in three days

Cody Weatherston was involved in a car accident on Boxing Day.

His car was T-boned while travelling down 16th Avenue in Langley.

He was airlifted to Vancouver General Hospital where it was determined that he sustained, among a compound skull fracture and collapsed lung, a traumatic brain injury.

Family friend Karin Iversen started a GoFundMe page on Sunday, Dec. 27, and said Weatherston has lived in Langley and Aldergrove all his life.

“At only 20 years old, he is in the prime of his life,” she wrote. “He has been working two jobs with plans to return to school in the new year.”

Iversen went on to say that she has been best friend’s with Weatherston’s mother, Lorri, and consider’s her four children part of her own family.

READ MORE: Aldergrove crash on Boxing Day sends one to hospital

“Cody’s recovery may be long and arduous and it is our hope to help ease that burden somewhat, at least financially,” Iverson wrote. “If you feel like me and would like to help somehow, please consider contributing to this go fund me page that will go directly to Cody and Lorri as they face the unexpected costs that a devastating accident like this incurs.”

More than 288 donations and 1,500 shares led to $24,624 being raised as of Wednesday, Jan. 6 – almost $10,000 more than the initial $15,000 goal.

The goal has since been updated to $30,000, with Iversen noting that all funds will be used for caregiving and security for Weatherston’s future as the family has been fold that he will possibly face long-term disabilities.

Around 1:30 p.m. on Boxing Day, Township of Langley crews responded to reports of a serious motor vehicle accident at 256th St. and 16th Ave.

They arrived to find that an SUV had t-boned a sedan in the intersection and the force of the crash sent both vehicles into the ditch and left the SUV on its side.

Crews worked quickly to stabilize the SUV and used multiple extrication tools to remove the roof from the sedan and extricate the driver.

She shared the following day that Weatherston initially went for an exploratory surgery due to some fluid in his abdomen, but that overall the outcome was positive.

“He is being kept sedated and has cooling blankets to give his brain time to heal,” Iversen explained, adding that Weatherston is in an induced coma. His pupils are reactive, but Weatherston has not yet reacted to sound or pain.

“Cody will be going for an MRI, which will hopefully provide some information for the doctors moving forward,” she added.

Thank you again for the outpouring of support, kindness, and love you have shown The Weatherston Family during this unimaginable time.

People can view Weatherston’s GoFundMe page at www.gofundme.com/f/q7u5za-codys-recovery-fund.

Weatherston’s oldest sister, Tasha Mash, has meanwhile put out a call for witnesses on behalf of the family.

If anyone has any footage or information on the accident, she has asked that they contact her through email at bandtmash@yahoo.com.

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