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9-Year-Old Hurt in Giants Game Hit-and-Run



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    With the NLCS tied, the series turned to AT&T Park in San Francisco.

    A 9-year-old boy was hit in a downtown San Francisco intersection by a truck that police believe drove away onto a nearby freeway Thursday night.

    The boy was hospitalized and is being treated for serious injuries after a white Toyota pickup truck struck him as he was crossing Mission Street at New Montgomery Street around 10:30 p.m., police said.

    A San Francisco General Hospital spokeswoman said Friday afternoon that the boy was in critical condition but would not specify his injuries. The boy's family requested that their son's condition be kept private.

    A 58-year-old woman from Grante Bay was also hit in the crash and suffered a foot injury.

    The boy was leaving the Giants' game when he was hit. A 21-year-old man believed to be the driver was later arrested in Hayward.

    Andrew Vargas was stopped at 11:30 p.m. in Hayward where he was found to have a blood alcohol level of 0.08.

    The San Francisco Police Department said it took several witnesses of the crash to Hayward where the man was positively identified by multiple people. He has been charged with a felony hit and run as well as driving under the influence.

    The alleged driver reportedly hit numerous cars after hitting the boy.

    The boy was walking ahead of a family member when the truck turned left onto Mission Street after driving north on New Montgomery Street, which is a one-way street with traffic only in the southbound direction, police said.

    The truck did not stop and continued driving west on Mission Street after hitting the boy before colliding with numerous other cars parked and driving on the street. The suspect continued driving in the pickup truck and reportedly entered a nearby freeway, police said.

    Police sent a "be on the look out" message to Bay Area law enforcement agencies to alert them of the suspect vehicle.