MN community rallies around students hit at bus stop

About a month ago, three teens were badly injured when they were hit by a truck at their school bus stop in Rogers, MN. Ian Orina and Gretta Jensen are back in school, but Beckett Olson remains hospitalized, and the Rogers community is trying to raise month for their medical bills. 

Tuesday night at the McDonald's in Rogers, the restaurant’s owners Tim and Kris Genck pledged to donate 25 percent of the profits to the families of the injured students.

According to Kare 11, Rebecca Perego, whose son was standing just inches from the students when they were hit, helped organize the event. “All the fundraisers coming up have been the same way. They’ve reached out to us to say what can we do for these families,” she said.

There are a series of fundraisers planned in Rogers and Otsego over the next Month.  

Orina and Jensen went back to school Tuesday for a couple hours.  The scars are still visible and they still have a lengthy recovery ahead, but both students said it felt good to start to get back to normal.

A fund has been set up for the families of Ian Orina, Gretta Jensen and Beckett Olson.

Donations can be made at: 

The Bank of Elk River

15800 88th Street NE

Otsego, MN 55330

Account: Bus Stop Accident Benefit Fund

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