Young Phillies Fan Goes Home After Hit & Run Outside Giants Game
PHILADELPHIA (KCBS/AP) – A suburban Philadelphia boy has returned home more than a month after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver after attending a Phillies game in San Francisco.
Nine-year-old Ryan White returned home Saturday, greeted by more than 100 friends, neighbors and well-wishers.
White was hit Aug. 4 outside AT&T Park after seeing the Phillies shut out the San Francisco Giants. He sustained a brain injury, lacerated liver and broken bones and spent 11 days in a San Francisco hospital before being transported to one in Philadelphia.
The boy was in California on vacation with his family.
“They were quite excited, I know Ryan is a huge Phillies fan. They were pretty excited to go see the game there,” his uncle, John Hooten, told KCBS. “They had their Phillies hats that they wear all the time so you know, they were talking about the game, that it was going to be one of their highlights on the trip.”
KCBS’ Holly Quan Reports:
A San Francisco-area man is charged in the crash. Police say he was driving the wrong way on a one-way street when he hit White.
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