Couple hospitalized after road rage beating in Vancouver
Published Monday, February 15, 2016 10:11PM EST
Kristal March and Cory Harasavich planned to spend Valentine's Day together, but not in a hospital.
The couple say they were visiting Vancouver from Kelowna, B.C., on Friday night when they were assaulted after confronting a driver who they say failed to stop at a crosswalk and bumped into them.
March and Harasavich say they had booked a hotel, driven into the city that night and went out to celebrate Valentine's Day early.
The pair says they were walking across the downtown intersection of West Georgia and Hamilton Streets when the incident occurred.
"It wasn't super-fast but (it) bumped me in the thigh … and I stumbled into Cory," March told CTV Vancouver.
Harasavich says after they were hit by the car, he kicked it and yelled, but they kept walking.
The couple says the driver proceeded to park the vehicle and came after the couple with two other men.
"Two of them jumped on Cory, and were punching him, and took him to the ground," said March.
"The third one came and kicked me -- like a big soccer kick right to the ankle. I went down and my foot was totally hanging off the wrong side and backwards, with my shinbone sticking out."
March says she broke three bones and her ankle was fully dislocated in the incident. She added doctors were forced to use plates and screws to reattach her foot to her leg.
Harasavich suffered a black eye and split lip.
The couple says that the men took off after the attack. They did not identify the vehicle or licence plate number.
Vancouver police are investigating the incident; however, no arrests have been made.
Meanwhile, March says it could be months before she recovers from the injuries, which could make it difficult to look after her two young children, who are three and seven years old.
"That's going to make my life pretty challenging, not being able to walk for two months," she said.
"We have two adults with no source of income and two kids, and a long road ahead before I can do things by myself."
The couple has set up a GoFundMe page to help with their expenses while March recovers.
With a report from CTV Vancouver's Scott Hurst