By JESSIE HORTON
TheFlashToday.com NEWS & SPORTS – FREE & LOCAL
ERATH COUNTY (August 4, 2015) — As students prepare to get back to classes, Lupita Govea, 19 of Lingleville, will spend her first days of her senior year learning to life a different life and the people of Erath County are making sure she and her family do that as easily as possible.
At approximately 11 p.m. on Friday, July 23, Govea and her sister-in-law were loading boxes into a pickup on Lillian Street in Stephenville when an alleged drunk driver slammed into the vehicle and Govea from behind, severing her leg. First responders arrived on scene and worked quickly to save Govea, sending her to a Fort Worth hospital via helicopter.
Her sister-in-law, who was in the back of the pickup at the moment of impact and was thrown through the back glass of the vehicle, was taken to Texas Health Harris Methodist in Stephenville where she was given an air cast for a leg injury and released. The Flash was told Monday evening that she is recovering at home.
Govea may still be in the hospital, but her family and friends say she’s fighting to get better. According to a family member, she was having some panic attacks earlier in the weekend, but she was doing better on Monday, even seeing a few of her teachers who came to visit. Those same family members said Govea and the rest of the family was grateful for the support the community has shown.
And support them, the community has. Raising nearly $5,000 for the Govea family over the weekend with a car wash, t-shirt sales and a yard sale, the community who was shocked to hear of the accident came out in force to show their support. But the people of the Lingleville community, as well as the rest of Erath County, weren’t done. There will be a bake sale at Brookshire Brothers in Dublin on Saturday, August 8, from 7 a.m. until everything is gone or 1 p.m.
Heather Mosley said her husband and some of the other guys that work with Lupita’s brother, Charlie at Prime Building Components in Dublin, wanted to do something to help, too. So, they’ve secured a shot gun from Star Arms and are hosting a raffle at an event they’ve planned for Saturday, August 29, at the swimming pool area of the Camel Stop in Dublin.
“We are planning to have BBQ brisket with cowboy beans and potato salad for donations, a bake sale for those with a sweet tooth and a silent auction with a lot of neat items,” Mosley said. “Tickets for the raffle are only $25 and there will only be 400 of them sold, so get them before they’re gone!”
Mosley said the winner of the raffle would have the opportunity to choose from three different shotguns and those guns will be on display at Prime and at Star Arms, you can buy tickets at both locations until they’re gone.
The event will begin at noon on August 29 at the Camel Stop swimming pool and everyone is invited out for a great time! All donations will be accepted at the event or beforehand at either Prime or Star Arms. For more information, contact 254.485.7054.