Ryan, the 9-year-old boy who was hit by a drunk driver in SoMa last Thursday has been steadily improving at SF General Hospital. Ryan, who was in town with his family for a baseball game, suffered a traumatic brain injury and a lacerated liver, as well as fractures in his pelvis, left leg and ankle when Hayward Resident Andrew Vargas allegedly hit him on Mission Street. Ryan's condition has been upgraded from critical to serious as he begun speaking again.
A number of representatives from the Giants, the Phillies, City Hall as well as SFFD and SFPD have dropped in to SF General to support Ryan's family. Lefty O'Douls is also donating half of their proceeds from today's lunch service to help Ryan's family with their medical bills.
Vargas, on the other hand, was booked by Hayward PD about an hour after the incident on suspicion of felony hit-and-run driving and driving under the influence. He has since posted $65,000 bail and is not currently in custody. According to the San Francisco DA's office, one of the drunk driving charges, "alleges Vargas was driving with an open container, failed to stop at a red light, drove the wrong way on a one-way street and failed to yield the right of way to a pedestrian".