Impaired-driving charges laid in head-on collision

Crash took place last September on Old Yale Road in Abbotsford

A man face impaired-driving charges in relation to this collision that occurred Sept. 13 on Old Yale Road near St. Moritz Way.

A man face impaired-driving charges in relation to this collision that occurred Sept. 13 on Old Yale Road near St. Moritz Way.

Impaired-driving charges have been laid against a man in relation to a head-on crash last September that seriously injured 21-year-old Jocelyn Visser of Abbotsford.

Balraj Cheema, 53, has been charged with impaired driving, dangerous driving causing bodily harm, and impaired driving causing bodily harm.

The collision took place at about 11:20 p.m. on Sept. 13 on Old Yale Road near St. Moritz Way.

When emergency crews arrived on scene, they located Visser trapped in a Dodge sedan and another driver in an overturned Dodge pickup truck.

Vissers was eventually extracted from the vehicle and was airlifted in serious condition to a Vancouver-area hospital.

The driver of the truck suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital by ground ambulance.

A GoFundMe page was soon started to help Visser, who was on her way home from her job at the Save-On-Foods on Whatcom Road at the time of the crash, as she recovers from her injuries.

The page can be accessed at gofundme.com by searching “Jocelyn’s Road to Recovery.”