BRIDGEPORT — Locals are raising money for Bridgeport resident Logan Bay after his legs were crushed in a car crash and later partially amputated.
Longtime friend and colleague Ed Marszewski on Tuesday launched a YouCaring campaign aimed at raising $50,000 for Bay's extensive medical and rehabilitation costs.
Within five hours, donations topped $20,000. By Wednesday morning it had more than $31,000.
"He's really prolific," Marszewski said of Bay. "You know, he's facilitated so many activities, in Bridgeport especially, from after-school programs and a kids' annual fashion show to meeting with different artists. ... He's just a really sweet, amazing human being. He's just a huge force and the nicest guy on earth."
Marszewski said Bay was standing in front of his house unloading his car March 25 when a car that had been parked on the street behind Bay suddenly lurched forward — pinning Bay between the two vehicles.
After several surgeries, Bay's left foot and right leg were partially amputated.
In an update he posted on Facebook Friday, Bay said, "My new limbs are now shaped and sealed, so I will have about two-thirds of my foot on my left leg and a limb that ends right around the knee on my right leg. ... But I am fine and happy and so blessed."
Police could not immediately confirm details of the crash. It is unclear whether anyone was arrested or ticketed.
Marszewski said there's no video evidence of the crash, but witnesses believe the people inside the car that hit Bay were arguing moments before the crash. Bay could not be reached for comment Tuesday.
To learn more about the YouCaring campaign, click here.