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Two Children Orphaned As Distracted Driver Reaching For Phone Kills Parents


Two Children Orphaned As Distracted Driver Reaching For Phone Kills Parents

KENT, WA (IANS) – An Indian American couple on their way to pick up their kids from a school bus stop died on the spot after being hit by a distracted driver here, a suburb of Washington city, authorities said.

Parminder Singh Bajwa and wife Harpreet Kaur died on the scene when their car was hit head-on by a distracted driver apparently reaching for his cell phone, the Washington State Patrol said.

The distracted driver, who had suddenly crossed into oncoming traffic, was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Expenses of the funeral service of the couple scheduled for May 5 in Kent will be taken care of by the Sikh Riders Motorcycle Group of Washington.

“Those who knew Parminder remember him as a good man, always cheerful and loving towards others. Our hearts break for their young children, who now face a future without their loving parents,” the group said on a fundraiser page.

The group will be setting up a trust fund to ensure that the children — aged five and eight — have “access to the resources they need to thrive, including educational opportunities that will help them achieve their dreams and build a better future for themselves”.

“We know that their parents would have wanted nothing but the best for their children, and we are committed to making sure that they have the support and resources they need to succeed,” the group said.

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  • Sad news. But most disturbing is the parents failure to have life insurance policy specially when children are young.

    May 4, 2023
  • Unfortunate serious accident, tragic happened. Two
    Children became orphaned. Thanks almighty Parameshwaram/ wahe Guru that Community has made Trust for children. But who will take care like parents? Do they have grand parents? If not here trustees have to find out grand parents to keep with them. Also please see that person responsible for accident should be punished. Let us pray almighty Parameshwaram to give peace to both the souls.OM Shanti…Om Shanti…Om Shanti

    May 4, 2023
  • Om Shanti

    May 4, 2023
  • Extremely tragic and sad news. There is nothing that the parents could have done to avoid it.

    May 5, 2023

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