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Fundraiser set up for victims of fatal pedestrian accident


Karina Schulte and baby son Elias shown shortly after his birth.

SEATTLE — A fundraising page has been set up to help with the medical costs for the mother and baby who were hit by a pickup truck and critically injured in north Seattle Monday.

Karina Schulte and her 10-day-old baby son, Elias Schulte, were still in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center. Karina’s father-in-law and mother-in-law were killed in the same accident.

“This fundraising page is being created for our friends who recently were involved in a car accident in their hometown of Seattle,” the page reads. “The two were out on a walk with Dan’s parents when they were struck by a car and suspected drunk driver. It is with a heavy heart that we have to share that Dan’s parents did not make it. However, mom and baby are in the hospital and still in critical condition.

“We are sending our thoughts and prayers, but also have the opportunity to share what we can in this trying time. We are trying to raise at least $2,500 to help support this family with medical expenses in their unfortunate and unforeseeable situation,” it said.

Click here to go to the page.

In addition, there are memorial and medical funds have been set up for the victims:

Donations may be made to the HomeStreet Bank, Wedgwood Branch.

Karina & Elias Ulriksen-Schulte Medical Fund (the mother and baby)
Account: 5322733430
Routing #: 325084426

Dennis & Judy Schulte Memorial Fund (the deceased grandparents)
Account: 5388871396
Routing #: 325084426

Additionally, a link will soon be added to the bank branch’s website, here. For more information on making a deposit, you can also call this branch directly at 206-525-2840 or 800-537-8333.


7 Comments to “Fundraiser set up for victims of fatal pedestrian accident”

    Angela said:
    March 27, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    I think there was an typo error in this article. It looks like it is $25k not $2500. I was going to say, they need more than for ridiculously high costs of health care.

      Cheryl said:
      March 29, 2013 at 1:39 PM

      I completely agree. they will need many thousands for medical care.

    JoJo said:
    March 28, 2013 at 6:42 AM

    It seems a little unsafe to post the bank info…

      Jay said:
      March 28, 2013 at 7:13 AM

      Yeah, I was very surprised to see bank account info on here too!

    Nicole said:
    March 28, 2013 at 8:36 AM

    Its a account just for depositing. No one can take $ out. I used to work in the bacnk and people do this all the time.

      Caitlin said:
      March 28, 2013 at 4:37 PM

      Fundraising websites often take a percentage of each donation to pay to run the website. Donating directly to their bank ensures that all your donation goes directly to the family.

    sjohnson said:
    March 28, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    I pray for this Mother and child…..

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