BC Woman Dragged By A Van For Blocks Now Released From Hospital
The 24-year old has been released from Vancouver General Hospital.
It's now been several months since a 24-year old from B.C. fell victim to a tragic accident, leaving her in critical condition. Just weeks after waking up from a coma, Desiree Evancio has been released from the hospital and will be heading to a rehab facility to continue her care.
On Thursday, December 19, Evancio was moved to GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre, according to CTV News. Before that, she was admitted to Vancouver General Hospital, where she received surgeries to her face, arms, and legs.
According to theset up to raise money for the 24-year olds recovery, she is now able to walk with the assistance of a walker, and she's also talking.
Evancio spent the first month of her care being heavily sedated, and when she finallyabout a month ago, she had no recollection of what had happened to her.
At this article's time of publication, the GoFundMe has raised over $250,000 for Evancio in a little over two months, although they have an ultimate goal to raise $1 million for the victim.
"We are making this page in hopes of raising money to help cover her living expenses, as well as to go towards future medical bills and legal fees, when that time comes. It is unknown how long her recovery will be and when or if she will be able to work again, but she certainly has a long road ahead of her," the fundraiser page reads.
On October 12, Evancio was crossing East Hastings Street at Jackson Avenue when she wound up getting stuck underneath a van and trailer.
The van's driver wasn't aware that Evancio was under the vehicle, and proceeded to drive several blocks before noticing what had happened.
Vancouver police are still investigating the accident, and as of now, alcohol hasn't been ruled out as a possible factor.
The driver of the van was initially arrested, but released shortly after without any charges.
According to CTV, the police obtained footage of Evancio walking between the van and the trailer back in October.