HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) A motorcyclist who was involved in an accident over the weekend is still recovering at a hospital after sustaining extensive injuries.
Chris Camacho, 39 of Victorville, was thrown from his bike following a crash Saturday afternoon on Main Street in the city of Hesperia.
The single father of six was airlifted to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in critical condition, which included a broken pelvis and vertebrae.
Camacho had to be placed on a ventilator to assist with his breathing and was expected to undergo surgery late this week. However, surgery was postponed when pneumonia hampered his condition.
“It has been very hard to see my son in pain and tied down, we all are saddened by it,” his mother Maria Sanchez said.
The children say their father, who is a tattoo artist, is the sole provider in their household and that the accident has been a nightmare for the whole family.
“Although we know that there is a long road ahead of us, not to mention the issues and responsibilities at home, we are thankful and grateful that our dad is still with us,” said his daughter Abigail Camacho.
Main Street was closed for several hours just east of I Avenue on Saturday while the crash, which involved a white pickup truck, was investigated.
The family said they are thankful for everyone who tried to help their dad on that day.
His children established a Go Fund Me account seeking help to cover household bills and travel expenses to and from the hospital.
“We are asking anyone who is willing to help our family in this time of need if you would please donate if you can, it would be greatly appreciated,” the Camacho kids said.
Here is a link to the Go Fund Me account: https://www.gofundme.com/chrisablecamacho