Published Friday, 28 December 2018 18:15 PST
Last Updated on Friday, 28 December 2018 19:07 PST
The nurse's man killed in a hit in East Vancouver this week says he can not stop thinking about how things could get out if the driver just stopped helping them.
Protest found 39-year-old Donel Ogger severely injured at Kingway at Glen Drive, just before 3 pm Thursday. The victim died shortly after being taken to the hospital for treatment.
"It's pain in your heart to know that he might be able to survive," Auger's sister, Suseta Amaya, told CTV News on Friday. "You left my brother there alone and did not take responsibility, and it's really hard for our family right now."
Just hours after the police released a public statement to help locate the driver and the vehicle involved, Sgt. Jason Robbieard confirmed that the police identified the suspect, but said he would not rule on the charges until the full investigation was completed.
"The 54-year-old driver in this case eventually did the right thing by making progress," Robbiald said. "He was released pending further investigations."
It is unclear how long Oger was left at the scene before being discovered, a fact that makes the difficult days even more difficult for his family sorrowful.
"Our family is now in very shock," Amaya said. "It all happened at once. We just celebrated Christmas as a family."
Oger leaves behind three children and a community of people Amaya said she considers her family.
"My brother was such a person that anyone who became his friend would become his family, and now many people are complaining now," she said. "It's just such a tragedy, and we just face difficulties."
Oger is remembered as a funny, loving person who was devoted to his work as a landscape.
"It was his passion and he wanted to talk about it and he loved his children," said his sister. "He was a family man".
And this is not the first time this type of tragedy has hit the family.
Ogier and Amaya lost their father after he was hit by a bus on Hastings Street in the 1980s.
The victim's family and friends gathered to watch candles at the place where he was killed on Friday night.
With files from CTV Vancouver's Emad Agahi