WALNUT CREEK -- Hospital officials on Thursday said Sheng Hahn, who was badly hurt after a pickup truck slammed into her and three others, is making progress.
Hahn was listed in fair condition at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek on Thursday afternoon. She had been listed in very critical or critical condition since she was taken to the hospital following Saturday's crash.
The impact killed her mother-in-law, 52-year-old Sherry Hicks of Santa Barbara. Hahn, Hicks, and Hicks' son and husband were walking on North Main Street at 6:15 p.m. when the truck hopped onto the sidewalk and plowed into them.
Police identified the driver as Walnut Creek resident Hossein Tabrizi, 53. Authorities arrested Tabrizi on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter but he was released from jail Wednesday because Walnut Creek police did not submit a case to the Contra Costa District Attorney's Office within 72 hours of Tabrizi's arrest, as required by law.
Police continue to investigate the crash and can submit the case at a later date.
Hahn, a University of California, Santa Barbara graduate, moved to Walnut Creek this past summer with her husband, Hicks' son, for work. She has been working as an intern with a San Francisco actuarial firm for about a month before the crash.
Contact David DeBolt at 925-943-8048. Follow him at Twitter.com/daviddebolt.