The family of a 20-year-old woman who suffered critical injuries in a hit-and-run in Saanich on July 15 says she remains in a coma.
Uvic student Aisha Strange was on her way to work on her moped when she was struck by a van just before 7 a.m. at the corner of McKenzie Avenue and Shelbourne Street.
In a statement, her family says she suffered multiple broken bones and a traumatic brain injury.
“This bright, vibrant and innocent young lady has been in a coma since the time of the accident and it remains uncertain when she will regain consciousness,” the statement reads.
“Doctors say recovery from her injuries will be a very long journey, with unpredictable outcomes.”
Her family says the 20-year-old is studying political science and anthropology and had plans to go to law school or pursue a love of teaching.
“Aisha is a kind and generous person, who delights in adding humour and joy to the people around her,” the statement reads.
Police say the driver of the van abandoned his vehicle at attempted to flee on foot but was arrested a short time later.
He is now being investigated for impaired driving offences.
“Aisha’s parents, who live in Calgary, have dropped everything to move their lives to Victoria and be with her,” the statement reads.
“The results of this senseless act have been a nightmare for her family and friends.”