US punk band linked to dragging incident that left woman horrifically injured

Oct 18 2019, 12:31 pm

After a young woman was hospitalized and left disfigured following a horrific incident in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside last weekend, an American punk band now said it was a member of their group that was involved in the accident.

Last Saturday around midnight, 24-year-old Desiree Evancio was struck by a car, and according to the GoFundMe page for her, was “trapped under the vehicle and dragged for five to seven blocks until the driver noticed.”

She was rushed to Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) where she is expected to remain for the next six months to year, as part of her recovery. She has already undergone several reconstructive surgeries.

Amber Jackman and Ashley Danh, the two GoFundMe organizers, wrote on the campaign’s page that Evancio was struck by a US-based driver, and on Wednesday, American band Off With Their Heads revealed on Facebook that it was one of their band members who had been involved in the incident.

The band was playing at the SBC Restaurant, at 109 East Hastings Street, the night of the incident, as part of a tour which included Portland and Seattle, which has now been cancelled.

“I don’t feel comfortable carrying on playing live shows,” band member Ryan said in a Facebook post.