A fundraiser has been launched for the Vancouver taxi driver who was killed in a car crash on Dec. 29.
Sanehpal Singh Randhawa was driving a Yellow Cab with two passengers in it when, police say, he was struck by a car2go vehicle around 3:30 a.m. at the intersection of First Avenue and Renfrew Street. Police said it appears that the car2go smart car may have T-boned the taxi after it ran a red light.
Randhawa was pronounced dead in hospital, while the driver of the other vehicle, a man in his 20s, remains in hospital with serious injuries. The two passengers in the taxi were also taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police said investigators believe alcohol and speed were factors in the collision.
According to Randhawa's friends, the incident occurred on his last trip of the night to New Westminster.
Friends of the 28-year-old have launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for his immediate family in their time of loss. They note that the funds will be used however the family sees fit to remember their loving son/brother.
"Sanehpal was a loving son, brother and friend. Friends and family would describe him as kind, caring and humorous. He was a hard-working individual, always trying to make a better life for himself," reads the page.
"Sanehpal would go above and beyond for the ones he loved, and was always willing to offer help whenever needed. He was currently working seven days a week, as he was looking forward to moving into his first home in the beginning of the New Year. While living on his own in Canada since 2010, Sanehpal was looking forward to finally being reunited with his family in 2020.
"With his whole life still ahead of him, Sanehpal's life got taken away too soon."
In just three days, the fundraiser has raised more than $15,870 of its $50,000 goal.
- With files from the Canadian Press.
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