Woman struck in Saanich hit and run in medically induced coma
CTV Vancouver Island
Published Tuesday, July 16, 2019 4:14PM PDT
Last Updated Wednesday, July 17, 2019 7:59AM PDT
A woman critically injured in a hit-and-run crash in Saanich Monday has been placed into a medically induced coma.
The 20-year-old woman was riding her motorized scooter on McKenzie Avenue near Larchwood Drive when she was struck by a blue Dodge Caravan just before 7 a.m., according to police.
The pre-school where the injured woman works says her parents have flown in from Calgary to be by her side.
Her neurosurgeon says they can't say when the victim may wake up but she is stable.
The 25-year-old driver of the van also hit a grey Honda Civic, several parked cars and a telephone pole before fleeing on foot.
The suspect was caught and arrested and faces charges of impaired driving causing bodily harm and impaired operation with blood alcohol content over .08. He was also issued a 90-day driving prohibition.
The charges have not yet been sworn by Crown counsel. The man has since been released from custody on a promise to appear in court.
The driver of the Honda Civic suffered only minor injuries and did not require hospitalization.