A New Orleans Police Department sergeant needs help after being critically injured in a car accident right before Thanksgiving.

According to family friend Anthony Marullo, Sgt. Mike Marziale needs help paying for the medical costs related to his recovery. Marziale remains in ICU at University Hospital.

"The family would like to thank any individual for helping Sgt. Marziale at this critical time," Marullo said in a news release. "It's especially hard on the family at this time of year."

A Go Fund Me account has been set up in Marziale's name. You can get to that HERE.

Here's an excerpt from a story about the accident in 'The Advocate':

"Jefferson Parish Col. John Fortunato said the NOPD officer was involved in a single-vehicle crash around 12:30 p.m. in the 2800 block of Richland Avenue in Metairie. Officers responding found a white, four-door Kia SUV overturned alongside Richland Avenue. The driver is NOPD Sgt. Mike Marziale, who was found semi-conscious sitting behind the wheel. According to witnesses, the SUV was traveling southbound when it appeared the vehicle suddenlink went off the road and struck a pole."