Mojave, California/Abbotsford/Chilliwack – FEBRUARY 12 UPDATE – Late Saturday night, a spokesperson for Allianz (the insurance policy company that issued the travel insurance) told Global News that Janet will be on a flight home at 11:30 p.m.
FEBRUARY 11 ORIGINAL STORY – 79-year-old Chilliwack man, Robert Bryson died and his 74-year-old wife Janet, suffered major injuries Monday night (January 30, 2017) when they were struck by a car while crossing Highway 14 near Mojave, California.
Now the women is trying to get home and avoid mounting medical bills.
The collision occurred around 7:05 p.m. Monday, January 30, on southbound State Route 14, north of the North “Y”, according to a CHP- California Highway Patrol report.
Albert Fasulo Jr., of North Las Vegas, NV, was driving a 2010 Honda Civic southbound on State Route 14 in the No. 2 lane at an unknown speed.
“Two pedestrians crossing State Route 14 from the east side of the roadway to west were struck by (the Civic),” the CHP report states.
The female pedestrian sustained major injuries ( 20+ broken bones and a crushed pelvis) and was transported to Antelope Valley Hospital for treatment. The male pedestrian was critically injured and succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
The driver was not hurt and CHP says alcohol and drugs are not part of the investigation.
The Chilliwack couple were on their way back home from a trip that took them to Arizona.
Now the problem is trying to come home and paying for it all.
The daughter, Mitsy, says the hospital stay is costing her thousands of dollars a day and their travel insurance from Allianz are balking at paying out the $500,000 in the insurance policy.
A bed has been set aside at Abbotsford Regional Hospital and an air ambulance was at the ready but Janet still does not have the funds to come back to BC.
The Province is dragging their heels on what is and what is not covered. Mitsy says her family has gone to the media to shed light and hopefully get help on their situation.