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* Ryan White, Boy Injured in Hit and Run Remains in Critical Condition

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A 9-year-old boy who was injured during a hit-and-run in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood Thursday remains in critical condition today, according to a San Francisco General Hospital spokeswoman. Ryan White’s condition is improving. No further details were released today.
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Hayward resident Andrew Vargas, 21, was arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of felony hit-and-run and driving under the influence in connection with the incident, police Lt. Troy Dangerfield said. Ryan was walking ahead of a family member while crossing Mission Street around 10:30 p.m. when he was struck by a white pickup truck turning left onto Mission Street.

The truck had been driving north on New Montgomery Street, which is a one-way southbound street, police said. Vargas allegedly didn’t stop after hitting Ryan, and continued west on Mission Street before hitting numerous other cars. He then drove onto a nearby highway, police said. Vargas was stopped in Hayward around 11:30 p.m. after his pickup was spotted by local police. Witnesses identified him and his truck as those involved in the hit-and-run, and a preliminary screening indicated his blood alcohol level was above the legal limit, Dangerfield said.

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