FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – 14-year-old Chance Clark, on the morning of January 22nd, 2019 when crossing the intersection of 85th Ave and 86th Street was making his way to school when he was struck by a vehicle.
Clark, being admitted to the FSJ Hospital in a critical state, was flown to the Vancouver Children’s Hospital. His injuries would include, shattered femurs, a broken pelvis and multiple broken ribs.
According to the GoFundMe set up to help Clark’s recovery, his first surgery on January 24, had to be aborted mid-operation due to respiratory distress. Pins and external braces were temporarily put into place until his condition stabilized.
Due to the complications of the first surgery, Clark is slated for another surgery on Tuesday, January 29, where he will have rods installed through the center of his femurs.
Clark has been in and out of consciousness since the accident, able to speak to his parents for a few minutes at a time before blacking out again.
Until he is further stabilized, doctors are not able to provide a recovery timeline to Clark’s parents. He has undergone 2 CT scans and is presently waiting for his condition to improve to undergo an MRI.
The GofundMe goes on to express the driver of the vehicle did the right thing – he immediately called emergency services and stayed with Clark until they arrived. He is cooperating with the police and very remorseful.
To view the GoFundMe; CLICK HERE