A Sikh couple was killed in a head-on collision in Kent, Washington last Friday afternoon, the Daily Mail reports. Parminder Singh Bajwa and his wife Harpreet Kaur Bajwa are survived by their two children, an 8-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy.
“Part of my mind didn’t believe it,” Sonne Kahlon, Harpreet’s cousin, told KOMO News. “It was just hard to digest. The hospitality and the character. We’re not gonna see that anymore.”
The car crash occurred on State Route 410 just before 3 p.m. The Singhs had been on the way to pick up their children from a bus stop after school when a distracted driver crossed into on-coming traffic while reaching for his cell phone. The Singhs died at the scene of the accident; the other driver, a 39-year-old man, was air-lifted to a hospital with serious injuries, according to KIRO 7.
Sikh Riders Washington, a biker group Parminder was a part of, have set up a GoFundMe to support the couple’s children. All funds will be directed towards a trust fund that “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 feel responsible for each other, being a brotherhood, and we wanna make sure everybody’s family is safe and taken care of,” Kamal Singh, a member of Sikh Riders Washington, told KOMO News.
Sikh Riders Washington have also organized and funded the funeral service for the couple, which will take place on Friday, May 5, in Kent.
Kahlon remembers Parminder and Harpreet as “a perfect couple.” “They completed each other,” he told KOMO News. “They were the 50-50.”
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