Remarkable recovery for veteran struck on Langley overpass

John Lowe, who suffered major trauma in Nov. 5 accident, is up and walking in hospital

John Lowe

An Afghanistan veteran who was hit by a truck on a rainy, windy evening on 232 Street earlier this month, has made remarkable progress, and is even walking around in hospital.

A friend of John Lowe made a video of him walking inside the hallway of Royal Columbian Hospital.

Lowe, 29, thanked everyone for their prayers and said that a testament to all the well wishes and good work of doctors is his ability to already be walking around after his surgeries.

Lowe said he will be out of hospital sooner than originally expected.

When Lowe was transported to RCH he was in critical condition, with internal bleeding. He’d suffered multiple injuries, including two breaks in his left arm, several broken ribs, a ruptured spleen and kidney and a bruised aorta when he was struck on Nov. 5. He also suffered a concussion.

Friends set up a gofundme page for Lowe, who is newly married, and without a wealth of funds.

Within two days $6,700 was raised and the total is now over $7,700.

Lowe was on his way to visit his grandmother in Langley, driving in an old truck without a gas gauge. He ran out of gas at the 232 Street freeway exit. He was struck down while crossing the street at 72 Avenue toward the gas station. The driver of the truck stayed at the scene and tried to help.