A member of the Greek community and a sister of the Kappa Delta sorority was involved in an accident on Sunday morning. The crash happened at 2:33 a.m. on Alafaya and Gemini. The Florida Highway Patrol says Brooke Dawkins, 19, is currently in critical condition at Orlando Regional Medical Center.
“According to the trooper the pedestrian walked out into the direct path of a 2007 Toyota Pickup truck driven by 35-year-old Reginald Smith from Geneva,” said Sgt. Kim Montes of the Florida Highway Patrol.
The sorority has taken it to Twitter thanking the Greek community for their support for their sister. Members of the Greek community have used “#PrayForBrooke” to show their support.
In recent news, as she remains in critical condition, tank tops are being sold by he sisters to help raise money. Kappa Delta sorority sisters have started selling “#BrookeStrong” tanks to help the Dawkins family with medical bills, less than 24 hours after a tragic car accident hospitalized Brooke Dawkins. The shirts are being sold for $15 each, with $10 going directly to the cause.
According to one of the sisters she states that, “These tanks that have been made are in honor of helping Brooke and her family pay for the medical bills and out-of-pocket costs associated with the surgeries she will have to undergo and for the weeks that she will remain at the hospital,”.
Also, there is no word on the driver being intoxicated. Unfortunately, it seems as if she walked into the drivers direct pathway. There might be a possibility that she was intoxicated. it is a very tragic situation. However, this isn’t the first time someone has walked into the road and got hit by a car at the University of Central Florida. I believe that the University of Central Florida should consider making better walkways for students on Alafaya.
I placed the website down below if anyone whats to donate to help Brook: http://brookestrong.bigcartel.com/product/brooke-strong-tank-top
For any questions or concerns please contact Jessy Grabowski at (224) 639-6665.