Critical but stable

… is the word on Celia following the weekend’s accident.  She has undergone a lot of surgery and is heavily sedated / unconscious.  She has managed to pass most of the early hurdles that threatened her survival.

Despite all that has happened she is pretty fortunate to be alive.  A 19-year-old man was killed in another pedestrian accident early Sunday morning near Highway 27 and Humber College Boulevard — right beside a hospital, no less.  The poor gent was believed to have been clipped and knocked to the ground by one car, then run over by a second car.  The first car stopped, but the second car fled the scene.

Celia could easily have been hit by another vehicle if two fast-thinking gents, in the inner eastbound and westbound lanes of Eglinton Ave. East, had not bracketed the scene with their cars and prevented anyone else from running her over.  Thank God they were paying attention and acted quickly.

UPDATE 010139Z NOV 2006: I misunderstood earlier information, Celia has undergone microsurgeries only.  They can not operate (not anything requiring general anesthetic) on her major injuries yet because she is not breathing on her own.  Hence the medical professionals look skeptically upon her odds of survival.

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4 Responses
  1. Change of plans

    On Saturday evening, Wanda and I and our roommate went to a friend’s birthday party near Eglinton Avenue and Brentcliffe Road. Since the evening was semi-pot-luck, we made our famous Easy Cheesy Broccoli and Wanda, with her customary attention to

  2. Alan says:

    What a terrible accident. We’ll be thinking of your friend.

  3. DirtCrashr says:

    Sorry about your friend, that’s terrible.
    It may be just me, but I’ve been noticing increased eratic and confused driving for the past two weeks. Yesterday at lunch we almost got hit in a parking lot by a driver who looked straight at us and kept going, and a pedestrian cutting-through the same lot almost walked straight into the car while we were backing – up with no intention of stopping, and then said to another, “Did you see that?” About a half hour ago a man in a white Explorer pulled out from a side street and nearly broadsided me since his turing radius included half the lane in which I was driving, while I was in it – so I swerved into the empty on-coming lane to avoid the collision. Sheesh.
    Hey you have a cool namesake
    or doppelganger or whatever you call it. 😉

  4. Temujin says:

    Thoughts and prayers from central BC.