Wednesday, February 9, 2011

KHON2: Husband of injured doctor responds to crash investigation involving Colt Brennan's girlfriend

Reported by: Ron Mizutani

Last Update: 2/09 6:42 pm

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David Chen and his wife Theresa Wang
David Chen and his wife Theresa Wang 
The husband of a Kona doctor who was critically injured in a head-on collision involving Colt Brennan and his girlfriend says there is some closure now that a police report is complete. The Hawaii County Prosecuting Attorney must now decide if charges are warranted against Shakti Stream.

Big Island police have completed their investigation into a November 19th crash on Queen Kaahumanu Highway that left three people injured including former UH quarterback Colt Brennan and Dr. Theresa Wang.

"I'm not sure exactly what the delay was I do know that HPD contacted me about two weeks ago and they wanted permission to receive Theresa's medical records," said Wang's husband David Chen.

Brennan was a passenger in a Toyota S-U-V driven by 27-year-old Shakti Stream. Police say Stream's vehicle crossed the center line and collided head-on with a Saab driven by the 47-year-old Wang.

Wang suffered critical injuries including fractures to her neck, hip and four extremities. Wang spent several weeks at the Queen's Medical Center and continues to recover at a rehabilitation hospital in Colorado.

"She's doing the physical and occupational and the speech and cognitive therapies well and she had her tach removed so now she can speak and she can swallow food," said Chen. "She's been talking up a storm since then."

Brennan has made a full recovery from head trauma, several broken ribs and a broken collar bone. Stream has also recovered from injuries.

"To learn yesterday that they transferred their report to the Prosecutor's Office means that there's progress and for us there's some closure too," said Chen. "Whatever comes of it, if charges are filed or not it doesn't really concern us that much. We've forgiven the people in the other car already."

On December 30, 2010 Wang filed a lawsuit against Stream seeking damages. Chen has since returned to the Big Island as Wang continues rehab but says he'll return to his wife's side in a few days.

"Since it is Valentine's Day next week I thought I would just I need to be with her for Valentine's," said Chen. "We are so grateful that's she's come this far along and she has her smile back and that's the important thing."

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