MEDFORD, Ore. -- A Southern Oregon family says a crash that killed a 7-year-old girl could have been prevented. We first brought you this story on NewsWatch 12 on Monday.
Oregon State Police said Jordan Bailey, a mother of three girls, was driving on Highway 140 when she was hit by a distracted driver.
Family members said the crash put Jordan Bailey in the ICU with a crushed vertebrae. They said Jordan was up and moving around Thursday. Her daughter, 14-year-old Lexie Bailey walked away with minor injuries. 3-year-old Aria Bailey was airlifted to OHSU, but was released Thursday. 7-year-old Madison Bailey died at the scene.
Amy Bailey, Jordan's sister-in-law, started a GoFundMe page to help raise money for the family.
You can donate to the Bailey family by clicking here. So far the page has raised nearly $7,400 in just one day. The family is hoping to raise $30,000 to help with medical cost and regular expenses.
Andrew Bailey, Jordan's Father-in-law, said he wants other people to take something away from this tragedy.
"I don't want somebody else's family to go through this," Andrew said.
Amy said Jordan was on her way home from a sports practice with the girls in the car, driving on Highway 140 like she does frequently. She said her family drives that road a lot and have heard of many accidents in the past.
"It's never been anything this close to home, it's never been anything in my family, but I know there's been a lot of tragedy on that road," Amy said.
Now they're hoping their tragedy can prevent others.
"There definitely has to be some changes made. I hope we can get our voices heard and get the community acting so we can get something changed," Amy said.
Andrew said he wants people driving on Highway 140 to realize how dangerous it can be if they aren't paying attention.
"Think about the other person that's on that road," Andrew said.
Both Andrew and Amy said something needs to be done to prevent future accidents.
"We're outgrowing out roads, our community has to adjust to the population. There's so many fatalities and motor vehicle accidents happening all around us and we need to adjust to that," Amy said.
Amy said her family wants to thank all of the first responders who arrived at the scene, as well as Oregon State Police for helping her family.
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