Fund Established to Help with Medical Expenses for Knox Veteran Injured in Crash


An account has been set up to help a Knox man with hospital expenses after he was involved in a car accident on Saturday morning.

John Binkowski, 22, recently returned home from serving a term in Afghanistan. He was stopped at a red light when a semi disregarded the red light and rear-ended Binkowski’s car. Binkowski is recovering from injuries sustained in the accident at the intersection of State Road 49 and 500 North in Valparaiso. He remains in a Chicago hospital.

Binkowski is a member of the National Guard and was on his way home from a Reserve meeting in Gary when the accident occurred.

Binkowski’s military friends have come to his aid by asking for funds to help cover expenses as they are with Binkowski as he recovers. Go to to donate.