Charged after senseless act

Following a hit-and-run that took place in Victoria on July 15, a Victoria man is now facing four charges related to the incident. 

University of Victoria student Aisha Strange was stopped on her moped when she was struck by a Dodge Caravan at the intersection of McKenzie Avenue and Shelbourne Street, CTV News reports.

Aisha is currently in a medically-induced coma as a result of her injuries.

The alleged drunk driver fled the scene in his vehicle and collided with multiple parked vehicles and a telephone pole, before attempting to escape on foot.

The driver was quickly apprehended by police while Strange was taken to hospital suffering from critical injuries.

Strange was placed into a medically induced coma one day later.

"Aisha suffered multiple broken bones and a traumatic brain injury that will impact her short and long-term future in unknowable ways," Strange's aunt Sue Nicholls told CTV News.

"Aisha is a kind and generous person, who delights in adding humour and joy to the people around her. She’s a daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin and friend to so many people that love her dearly. The community of people that Aisha touches in such positive ways are all suffering from this senseless act," the statement reads.

Police have identified the driver of the Dodge Caravan as Drake Reyens, who has been charged with impaired driving, dangerous driving, operating a vehicle with over .08 alcohol and recklessly leaving the scene of a collision, all causing bodily harm. 

It is expected that Reyens will appear in court again, that date has not yet been determined.


-With files from CTV News

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