Sister remembers family members killed in crash
The crash that killed Brian and Bradley Crawford on Monday wasn’t the first time the two of them were involved in a serious collision on Bridge Road near Seaforth.
More than 20 years ago, the father and son were involved in another major crash.
Nicole Knott, Brian’s daughter and Bradley’s brother, was also in the car that day.
“I was thrown out the back window and I ended up with a broken leg, (broken) wrist and a fractured skull,” she tells CTV.
“My brother ended up with a head injury was in a coma for a few days. Dad ended up going to Toronto because he had a shattered pelvis.”
Knott says the experience was a life-changing event for the whole family.
After everyone recovered, Bradley became a father and uncle, while Brian amassed a collection of five grandchildren.
Never did they expect to lose their lives in another crash, and Knott says their presence in their family is already missed.
“It hurts, it’s crazy,” she says.
The Crawfords were travelling westbound on Bridge Road, east of Seaforth, Monday morning while on their way to Goderich.
Police say they failed to stop for a stop sign at Perth Road 180, where their SUV crashed into a feed truck travelling southbound.
They were both pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver of the feed truck was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
A funeral service for Brian and Bradley Crawford will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Christian Reform Church in Stratford.