Crowdfunding campaign for downtown Vancouver hit-and-run victim Ovey Yeung

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The 26-year-old female who was hit by a car in downtown Vancouver early Monday morning has been identified as Ovey Yeung, a business and communications consultant at BitLit.

She remains in a state of critical condition and in a medically induced coma. The incident occurred at 4 a.m. on Pacific Boulevard near Abbott Street, just outside of Rogers Arena.

Police say the driver of a black Honda Civic failed to remain at the scene of the incident. It is believed that the vehicle now has front end damage.

Video evidence has been collected by investigators, which indicate there may have been several witnesses to the incident including two people standing on the corner of Abbott and Pacific and someone on rollerblades across the street.

Investigators are appealing to those witnesses to come forward. Anyone with information is asked to call the VPD Collision Investigation Unit at (604)717-3012 or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477.

Meanwhile, friends of Yeung have started a crowdfunding campaign in an effort to support Ovey, her family and the medical and non-medical costs for her recovery and rehabilitation.

The campaign began on Tuesday and has already raised more than $17,000 of its minimum $25,000 goal. It hopes to exceed that goal.

To donate, click here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/we-love-ovey

 

Featured Image: OveyYeung via Instagram

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