Kamloops cab driver recovering quickly after stabbing

By Jill Sperling
August 31, 2016 - 10:05am Updated: August 31, 2016 - 2:38pm

KAMLOOPS — A local cab driver is on the road to recovery only one week after a violent attack in Kamloops. 

Cal Huntington was stabbed by a passenger last Wednesday, Aug 24, on Pleasant Street near 8th Avenue, suffering serious injuries. 

Austin Eyres, 19, was later arrested and charged with aggravated assault. 

The incident shook Kami Cabs, the company Huntington works for, but General Manager Satinder Mann says employees have also been shocked with how quickly Huntington is recovering. 

"He is doing very good," Mann said. "After the incident, after the injuries he had, he (had) a really speedy recovery. He was actually in here yesterday to see everybody ... he's fine. I was shocked to see him, you know, that he did a good recovery in less than a week."

Mann says Huntington will be unable to drive for about a month while he continues to recover. Kami Cabs Ltd. has been fundraising to help him out financially during that time. 

"It's just to help him out for the time he will be off work," Mann said, "to support him. It's just a gesture to say 'yes, we are with you and we are supporting you,'. Today is the last day, Aug 31, and so far we have raised in less than a week just about $4,000."

Mann says the company plans to present a cheque to Huntington tomorrow, Sep 1. 

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