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Burnaby Woman Hit By American Driving Under The Influence & Dragged By Car

Woman hit by car

Photo: Ashley Danh / Hope for Desiree Go Fund Me

A 24-year-old Burnaby woman is in the hospital for life-threatening injuries, after she was hit and dragged by a car.

Over the weekend at about 12:30 a.m, a man in his 30s hit Desiree Evancio. She was then dragged by the car for several blocks in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

“Unfortunately, the driver of the vehicle that struck her did not realize that he had struck the pedestrian,” Vancouver Police Const. Steve Addison told Global News.

Evancio has since gone through multiple surgeries and is set to have facial reconstruction on Wednesday.

“Bone and tissue needs to be cut and taken from her leg and formed in replace of her cheek bone,” a fundraising page to help Evancio states. “Her jaw, currently broken in three places will have a plate inserted to realign it. The list will go on.”

Woman hit by car
Photo: Jeremy / Flickr

The U.S. man was taken into custody, but released while the investigation continues. Police believe the man was driving under the influence.

The fundraising page to help Evancio is currently at more than $35,000, but the goal is $1 million, due to how little they would get from the man’s U.S. insurance.

“She is an adventurous, full of life, always up for a good time and a laugh, free-spirited young woman, with so much life still ahead of her,” the Go Fund Me page reads.

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