AUSTIN (KXAN) - Kylie Doniak, the soccer player at the University of Texas at Austin seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident early Friday, showed some signs of improvement on Sunday, her family said on a website.
"Kylie had a stable day," her family said in the posting late Sunday. "She is completely off paralytic drugs but heavily sedated. ...
"Today was 'boring' but boring is good," the post continues. "We've never been so happy to say that before! The doctors are just trying to do a balancing act where they slowly start to change things.
"They want to do less with machines and medicine and let Kylie do more. But the whole balancing act depends on her brain and the pressure in her skull."
Doniak, 22, was walking with friends in Downtown Austin early Friday when she was struck by a car. The motorist did not stop but was chased down by 47-year-old Sisto Perez, who witnessed the scene while riding his motorcycle. She remained in critical condition on Sunday.
Perez detained the driver until police arrived.
Nicholas Colunga, 22, was arrested on one count of intoxication assault and two counts of failure to stop and render aid.
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Sub-freezing temperatures will continue across much of Central Texas all day Saturday. A second disturbance associated with the winter storm that slammed Texas Thursday and Friday could lead to more freezing precipitation Saturday and …