A Sikh Cab Driver and His Wife Killed By a Distracted Driver. Two Young Children Orphaned
A GoFundMe account has been set up by friends and family of Parminder Singh Bajwa and his wife Harpreet Kaur Bajwa who were killed in a head-on collision involving a distracted driver in Washington.
The funds will benefit an 8-year-old girl and her 5-year-old brother who were made orphans by the unidentified driver who was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries, news reports said.
The crash happened on Friday afternoon when Bajwa and his wife Harpreet were on their way to pick up the children from a school bus stop in Kent, a suburb of Washington city. A driver in the oncoming lane reached for his cell phone and crossed into the couple’s path, according to Washington State Patrol.
Parminder, a taxi driver, was a keen biker and part of Sikh Riders Washington, a motorcycle brotherhood that has now made its mission to support the children any way it can, the Daily Mail reported.
Sonne Kahlon, Hapreet’s cousin, told a local TV news channel: ’They were just a perfect couple … they completed each other. They were the 50/50.”
Yashvinder Singh, a friend who started the GoFundMe page wrote” “The fund will be used to ensure that his children 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.”
He also affirmed that the motorcycle club would cover all costs, presumably expenses related to the last rites of the couple. A funeral service is scheduled for Friday, May 5, in Kent, Washington.