UVic student left in a coma in July hit-and-run is moved to a Calgary hospital

UVic student left in a coma in July hit-and-run is moved to a Calgary hospital
UVic student left in a coma in Saanich hit-and-run is moved to a Calgary hospital

A 20-year-old UVic student who remains in a coma following a hit-and-run in Saanich in mid-July will continue her recovery in a Calgary Hospital.

In an update posted to a Gofundme page set up for Aisha Strange, her aunt says that she was flown from Victoria on a special plane with nurses on-board, and his now resting at a ward in the Foothills Hospital.

She is from the Calgary area and her parents still live in the city.

“I’m confident she’s healing inside to prepare herself for the outside when she’s ready,” her aunt Sue writes.

“We are so incredibly grateful for the kindness of so many people – I’m humbled by the beautiful community that has surrounded my family at this terrible time.”

Strange was on her way to work on her moped on July 15th when she was struck by a van just before 7 a.m. at the corner of McKenzie Avenue and Shelbourne Street.

In an earlier statement, her family confirmed she had 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.”

The political science and anthropology 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.

“The results of this senseless act have been a nightmare for her family and friends.”

The Gofund me page set up for Aisha has raised nearly $70,000. You can find a link here.




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