REDWOOD CITY -- A memorial fund has been set to help cover funeral and medical costs for the Santa Clara family that lost three members in a Peninsula freeway crash, relatives said Tuesday.
Donations will help pay for the funerals of mother Manjit Kaur, 48; her son, Manpreet Singh, 28; and daughter, Jasdeep Kaur, 21, who died after their vehicle was struck Friday while sitting on the side of Interstate 280 near Redwood City.
The contributions will also go toward the $18,000 in doctor bills for the sole family member to survive the collision, father and husband Amarjit Singh Multani, 56.
Jarnail Singh, 26, of Santa Clara, the only family member who was not with the others at the time of the crash, said his father is expected to survive his wounds and was released from the hospital.
Still, his loss is staggering.
"Deep down I really want to cry," Singh said. "But I'm holding myself together."
Manpreet Singh was driving his mother, father and sister to San Francisco International Airport Friday so they could catch a flight to visit family in Texas. But the car ended up stranded on the center divider shoulder after getting a flat tire. They were hit moments later by a Volkswagen SUV driven by G.A. Smith, 82, of San Jose.
Manpreet Singh, his mother and sister were pronounced dead at the scene and his father, Multani, was rushed a hospital. Smith also suffered serious injuries, but his medical condition was not immediately available. Police are investigating whether he'll face criminal charges for the crash.
The Multani Memorial Donation Fund is account no. 1831822091 at Wells Fargo Bank. Donations can be made online or in person.
Memorial services are planned for the family Monday at 9 a.m. in Chapel of the Chimes at 32992 Mission Blvd. in Hayward, Jarnail Singh said.
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