A GoFundMe page has been set up to assist one of the victims injured in a dramatic high speed collision at Douglas and Bay Street last week.
Cheryl Hebert was one of the drivers involved in a collision that allegedly followed a suspect fleeing at high speed after failing to stop for officers at Gorge Road and Rock Bay Avenue. Hebert was driving home from work as a community health nurse when her Silver Jetta was hit by a vehicle running the red light at Douglas and Bay.
Hebert says the work shift was her first time back at this particular job following another injury in May that left her with whiplash. “It had been a great night,” Hebert says. “I was very happy, looking forward to seeing my kids.”
The recently divorced mother of two says the collision threw her from her vehicle and rendered her unconscious. Hebert says she awoke in the hospital and has been diagnosed with a serious concussion that has left her nauseous and taking medication for muscle spasms.
Hebert has filed for a claim with ICBC, but says that making ends meet until that claim comes through is difficult. She says her condition has made returning to work at the hospital as a community nurse impossible. “I have to pick up evening and weekend shifts to pay for all of my bills,” Hebert says. “I’ve used up all of my sick and vacation days in May.”
A friend of Hebert’s arranged a GoFundMe page that is seeking to raise $5,000 to cover her costs and recovery. As of Sunday afternoon, the page had raised $705.
VicPD and the Independent Investigation Office are currently investigating the incident.