Posted on August 10, 2011 · Posted in Brain Injury

Ryan White Brain Injury

Nine year old Ryan White of Pennsylvania, and a woman were struck by the driver of a pick up truck after attending the Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants game on Thursday night in San Francisco.  The boy received injuries that included a lacerated liver, a broken pelvis, leg, ankle and a brain injury according to his parents.  Ryan is making a slow recovery.  On Tuesday, four days after the incident, Ryan is finally speaking in sentences.

The 21-year old driver, Andrew Vargas of Hayward, was arrested on charges of Hit and Run, Driving Drunk and a number of other charges, was released from jail after posting $65,000 cash bail.


This marks the second time this baseball season that a fan was received a traumatic brain injury after attending a Major League Baseball game.  Bryan Stow of San Francisco, was beaten by two men outside Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on opening day.  Stow remains in serious condition in a San Francisco hospital.


The two thugs who beat Bryan Stow, Louie Sanchez and Brian Norwood both of Rialta, were in court today to enter not guilty pleas.  Both defendants remain in the Los Angeles County jail on $500,000 bonds.



About the Author

Attorney Gordon S. Johnson, Jr.
Past Chair Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, American Association of Justice :: 800-992-9447