Canada Woman dragged in Downtown Eastside awakes to learn of horrific facial injuries
Toronto fire captain who fell off building while responding to blaze released from ICU
Toronto Fire Services Captain James Warren still remains in the care of St. Michael's Hospital. Another firefighter injured in the incident is recovering at home."I want to thank all of those who were instrumental in this outcome, especially our firefighters who initially assisted Captain (James) Warren, the Toronto paramedics who assessed, treated and transported Captain Warren to hospital and the exceptional staff at St. Michael's Hospital," Pegg wrote.
Desiree Evancio, the young woman terribly injured after being dragged between a van and trailer in the Downtown Eastside, is now alert and knows the extent of her facial injuries.
Evancio, 24, a former Shark Club worker, got caught between the van and trailer at 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 12 on Hastings Street at Jackson Avenue. She was dragged for four blocks before the vehicle stopped, then was rushed to Vancouver General Hospital in critical condition.
A few days later, awas created in the hopes of raising a million dollars; the driver was from the U.S. so there was no certainty insurance would cover her continuing and lifetime medical costs. So far, $233,370 has been raised.
Cirque du Soleil founder arrested in Tahiti for cannabis
Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté has been detained on the island of Tahiti on suspicion of trafficking cannabis after growing the drug on his private island in French Polynesia. This comes after local authorities intercepted someone close to Laliberté for the possession of cannabis, and allegedly found pictures of the plantations on his mobile phone.Laliberté is expected to appear before a judge on Wednesday. In a statement, Laliberté's company, Lune Rouge, said that he grows and consumes the cannabis for medical reasons, but does not sell it.
Immediately after the accident, Evancio — who lost her right eye and nose — underwent a 10-hour surgery to replace her left cheekbone with bone taken from her leg. Her jaw was broken in three places and her left arm seriously damaged.
Evancio’s sister, Ashley Danh, provided an update on her condition on the weekend.
According to Danh, Evancio will need a prosthetic eye and nose.
“She is awake and I believe will be fully awake moving forward until her next operation,” she wrote. “This past Wednesday the plastic surgeon came in and discussed her injuries and somewhat of a plan moving forward on how they will fix her.”
Mercedes SUV driver risked his safety to save pedestrians: Montreal police
Erick Marciano risked his own safety to save a dozen people in downtown Montreal Tuesday, driving his Mercedes SUV into an intersection to stop a runaway car from colliding into pedestrians crossing the street. “It only takes one gesture to make a difference,” Marciano told TVA. According to the Montreal police, the incident occurred around 12:30 p.m. at the corner of René-Lévesque Blvd. and St-Denis St. Marciano, 48, was not injured in the collision. The driver of the speeding car, 19, was hospitalized with non-threatening injuries. Police believe he may have been intoxicated. Officers had been trying to stop the car while it was driving west on René-Lévesque Blvd.
Danh said Evancio is now aware of the extent of her injuries.
“She currently only has a few back teeth left from the accident. Her teeth will be dentures. Their concern is building her upper lip. The next surgery they may start with rebuilding her lower lip,” she wrote, adding Evancio does not remember the accident.
“I think she understands the extent of everything and how she was close to dying,” Dahn wrote.
“Although she can’t make much of a facial reaction to things right now, you could see in her eye that a weight of financial burden was lifted from the many things running through her head,” she wrote, referring to the fundraiser.
The driver of the van, who was touring Vancouver from the U.S. with his punk band Off With Their Heads, has not been charged.
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Crash kills teen granddaughters, grandfather; community mourns 'horrific situation' .
The community of Triton is grieving after a two-vehicle crash killed two teenage girls, their grandfather and another driver, while the girls' grandmother was taken to hospital in critical condition. RCMP were called to the crash on Route 380, near Robert's Arm, around 3:30 p.m.The driver and two passengers in one vehicle — the grandfather and his granddaughters — and the driver of a second vehicle — a man from Little Bay Islands — were killed.On Monday, Triton Mayor Jason Roberts said the two grandparents were residents of Triton, and were driving their granddaughters back to their home at the time of the crash.
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