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Can You Help?: Fundraiser to aid hit-and-run victim

Fri, Sep 24th 2021 07:00 am

On June 29, Dan “Dambo” Gravelle of Niagara Falls was involved in a hit-and-run accident while riding his motorcycle. A SUV pulled out in front of him, making a left-hand turn, which cut him off and he “T-boned” the SUV.

Dan sustained multiple injuries due to the accident, including a brain bleed that required a drainage tube; and a crushed rib cage on the right side, which later caused his lung to collapse. In addition, Dan’s right arm was shattered requiring surgery; he sustained a fracture to his upper right thigh/hip; the tip off his sacrum broke off; and he has suffered from infections.

At this time, Dan remains hospitalized at Erie County Medical Center.

At 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, friends and family will hold a benefit/fundraiser for Dan and his wife, Crystal, at 2410 Cudaback Ave., Niagara Falls.

The event will include a basket raffle, 50/50s, and food and drinks by donation. All are welcome to attend.

Dan is a City of Niagara Falls employee and faces a long recovery ahead of him. The fundraiser will help offset bills that have been accumulating while he has been hospitalized.

For more information, contact Lucia at 716-799-5437.

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