Fundraiser for boy hospitalized after San Ysidro crash nears $16K

The campaign has been live for just two days
Posted at 4:24 PM, May 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-10 19:31:08-04

(KGTV) - A GoFundMe campaign set up to help a South Bay child hospitalized after his family was hit by a suspected drunk driver has raised nearly $16,000 in just two days.

Lennox Lake is currently at Rady Children's Hospital receiving care from severe injuries sustained when a suspected drunk driver slammed into his family's vehicle as they were heading home from a trip to Disneyland Saturday night.

Lennox, who was sitting in a car seat in the back passenger seat, sustained the brunt of the impact to the vehicle.

The campaign is now trending on the crowd-sourced fundraising website, having garnered $15,921 out of a $50,000 goal in only two days. Nearly 350 people have sent in donations and left warm wishes on the page for Lennox.

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The driver of the offending vehicle, identified as 38-year-old Constantino Banda, was arrested shortly after the wreck and faces charges including driving under the influence, hit-and-run, and driving without a license. It was also discovered he has been deported from the United States more than a dozen times in the past.