Another legal blow has been dealt to a man who suffered brain damage after he was arrested for allegedly driving drunk more than three years ago in Terrace.
Robert Wright’s lawyer, Scott Stanley, says his client has now learned the health workers who fought to save his life at Mills Memorial Hospital are being accused by RCMP lawyers of causing his brain injury.
“The RCMP is now going to be taking the position it was either the nurse and/or the doctor that was also responsible for causing the brain injury. The allegation is that they just didn’t treat him correctly and as a result, he suffered this horrible brain injury.”
Wright was hurt in April of 2012, but the trial is not slated to start until February of next year.
“If you are going to be pointing the finger at a nurse and a doctor, it hopefully would be the case that the RCMP would have told the nurse and the doctor everything that actually happened before Mr. Wright was brought to the hospital.”
CKNW’s request for comment from the RCMP has been declined.
“It’s really tough on him and Heather –his wife. He has good days and there’s days he has real setbacks. He needs 24-hour care. That’s not going to change.”
A video, made public last year, shows Wright, arrested for allegedly driving drunk, getting thrown to the floor of his jail cell before being dragged through a pool of blood.
A review by New Westminster Police recommended charges against one Mountie, but they were not approved.
Prosecutors claim there’s not enough evidence to guarantee a conviction.