The 31-year-old man who was hit by a vehicle on Gorge Road last Wednesday morning has died, police said.
According to police, Khushal Rana was walking along Gorge Road West near the intersection of Donald Street just after 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 18 when he was hit by a Chevrolet Suburban.
The vehicle came to rest in the trees in Gorge Park.
Rana had been in a coma since Wednesday and authorities say he died in intensive care at Victoria General Hospital on Saturday night.
Rana leaves behind a four-year-old son and a wife who is expecting twins. He was a chef at the Sizzling Tandoor restaurant and his co-workers set up a GoFundMe page to help with the family’s expenses.
Donations have reached more than $80,000.
Saanich police are still trying to determine the cause of the crash and say these types of investigations can take several months to process all available evidence. Members of the Saanich Police Crash Analyst Team were on the scene for several hours after the incident to collect evidence.
A 25-year-old woman was driving the Suburban and was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.