A female driver is still in critical condition after a hit-and-run crash with a minivan last month on Highway 3 in Essex.
The 20-year-old was originally placed in the intensive care unit and put on life support before being transferred to the neurology floor of the London Health Sciences Centre where she currently resides after undergoing numerous surgeries. She is now awake but remains unresponsive as she continues to heal from her injuries, including several broken bones and brain swelling.
On June 21st at around 12 p.m., The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to the scene on Highway 3 between Victoria Avenue and County Road 8. A silver minivan in an oncoming lane had attempted to pass multiple vehicles before colliding head-on with the female driver’s blue sedan. Both vehicles sustained severe property damage and ended up in a ditch on the side of the road.
Shortly after the crash, the driver of the minivan left the scene on foot. Police have now identified the driver as a 32-year-old male from Windsor. He was arrested on June 27 and is currently facing nine charges, including three counts of driving while under suspension.
The family of the female driver is now asking for public prayers and support during this difficult time. Prior to the accident, she had just celebrated her birthday a couple weeks ago and was driving home with her father after having just interviewed for a dental office position. Her father also suffered serious injuries, including three broken ribs.
A GoFundMe campaign has been created to help assist with medical expenses related to her ongoing treatment as well as travel costs to and from the hospital, missed wages and legal fees.
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