A GoFundMe page has been set up to help a man injured in a high-speed crash at Douglas and Bay streets on Aug. 24.
Jennifer Gail Gurak, the page’s organizer, identified the man as Aaron and said the GoFundMe funds will go toward rent, car payment, insurance payment, utilities, bills, food and other expenses. Aaron’s last name has been withheld.
Gurak wrote that Aaron was driving his security car and has been left with a number of “debilitating injuries and severe pain.”
“Physically, he has been left with a broken ankle, severe whiplash, lacerations, bruising and muscle damage. The emotion impact of the accident is still being determined but Aaron is suffering from flashbacks and severe PTSD; this is affecting his ability to sleep and recover,” she wrote.
Gurak said Aaron will be off work for a minimum of six weeks and will be waiting for ICBC and WorkSafe to finish investigating the collision.
“For example, one item that will need to be replaced from the accident was Aaron’s glasses. Until responsibility is assumed by either ICBC or Worksafe, Aaron is without a scratched up pair of glasses as they flew from the car. In short, to recover as soon as possible, he needs to have the funds to replace his glasses,” Gurak wrote.
According to police, the driver did not stop and fled at a high speed, eventually colliding with three other vehicles at Douglas and Bay streets.
The suspect was arrested nearby and the three other drivers were transported to hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
VicPD are still investigating the crash, as is the Independent Investigations Office of B.C. (IIO).