BRATTLEBORO — The owner of Lynde Motorsports, on Flat Street, is being treated for serious injuries at the Albany, N.Y., Medical Center and his family is asking for support.
A crowdfunding page was set up at gofundme.com/stanley-and-laura-lynde by Stanley Lynde’s daughter, Kelli Lynde Worden.
“I did it really quickly because other people were talking about it,” she said. “I felt like we had to get it out there right away.”
Lynde and his wife, Laura D’Angelo, who were riding a motorcycle Tuesday night, were struck by a pick-up truck traveling north on Route 5. Westminster Fire Chief Cole Streeter told the Reformer the driver of the truck turned on to Westminster Street and cut in front of the motorcycle, which was traveling south.
Lynde was flown from the scene by Albany MedFlight. D’Angelo was at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., on Tuesday, according to Worden.
During the interview, Worden was not yet ready to share the extent of her father’s injuries.
“It’s going to be a long road for him for sure,” she said, talking to the Reformer while at the hospital with her father’s two brothers who came up from Brattleboro to be by his side. “It’s pretty serious and honestly, it’s ever changing. They’re just trying to keep him stable now and move forward with surgeries as needed.”
Two surgeries were happening on Tuesday “that are very much needed,” Worden said. She lives in Syracuse, N.Y.
Worden said she received many messages from Lynde’s friends to set up the GoFundMe page, which seeks to raise $20,000 for the couple.
“I’m hoping it reaches its goal and surpasses,” she said, “because it’s going to be a very long time before he’s working again.”
While Lynde does have health insurance, Worden was unsure how much of the medical expenses would be covered. Plus, the family has financial concerns associated with the shop.
“He’s the one everyone loves to go see and trusts with their motorcycles,” Worden said. “Unfortunately, until…