Crestview couple's life changes following car crash, mounting expenses


Sarena Robbins and Ricky Bowdren received multiple injuries following a recent car accident in Texas, and the bills have exceeded their budget, they said.

MATTHEW BROWN / News Bulletin
Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 12:34 PM.

CRESTVIEW —  Usually, Ricky Bowdren and Sarena Robbins avoid asking for charity, but a recent car crash has left them no other choice.

The engaged couple were in Austin, Texas March 16 when they were involved in a serious collision.

Changed lives

"An oncoming car crossed three lanes of traffic into our lane and hit us head on," Sarena said on, the couple's fundraising website. "We saw the car coming and tried to swerve away from it, but it all happened so fast we didn’t have time to move out of the way."

The other driver was at fault, according to an investigator's opinion as recorded in a Texas peace officer's crash report.

Sarena had a shattered right hip and a fractured pelvis; Ricky's kneecap broke in three locations. Both received multiple staples and stitches following the incident.

Now, the couple are living much different lives than before the accident. Ricky said he has limited mobility and can't bend his right leg. He uses a walking crutch to get around; Sarena uses a walker.

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