Surrey`s five-year-old Arshdeep Sidhu who was the victim of a hit-and-run incident in Surrey last week, is still in the ICU in Vancouver Children`s Hospital but there are good signs of recovery as he opened his eyes for the first time on Monday.
Father Amandeep Sidhu, who has been by his son’s bedside since Arshdeep was hit by a car near 161st Street and 92nd Avenue in Fleetwood Friday, said an MRI taken Monday has found some bruising in his brain.
He said it may be why Arshdeep hasn’t been speaking or why he hasn’t been able to move his left arm.
“I don’t even know if he recognizes the family or me,” said the dad. “Doctors said he might start talking tomorrow or it might take weeks.”
Arshdeep was walking home with his grandfather and another boy from kindergarten when he was hit by a Mercedes-Benz, which then sped away.
He sustained extensive injuries, including head trauma, facial fractures and damage to his bladder and spleen.
Witnesses describe the driver as a woman in her ‘20s who later reported to the Police.
According to CTV News, the car’s owner, Jaas Sehra, said her son’s girlfriend had borrowed the vehicle to go to a friend’s funeral.
Sidhu, who also has a one-year-old daughter, said his family is trying their best to get through these tough times.
What would help, he said, is if his son would just say a word: “That’s what our whole family and relatives are praying and hoping for.”