SAN FRANCISCO—A Bay Area man was attacked outside of the nightclub, Hue on Broadway on October 15 at approximately 1:45 a.m. Henry Sandoval, 29 was blindsided by another man and woke up in the hospital a day later.
Sandoval was waiting for a ride home outside of the nightclub when he heard indistinguishable yelling from a “young, Black, male-maybe late 20s”, stated Sandoval in interview with The San Francisco News. He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated for injuries he sustained.
Sandoval suffered from a right parietal hematoma due to blunt force that resulted in decompressive craniectomy—a surgery in which part of the skull is removed to drain bleeding and reduce swelling. His right eye was swollen shut as well. Since the incident, Sandoval has been undergoing physical therapy. Sandoval told The SF News that his entire right side of his body has been affected by the brain injury—making it difficult to walk, write, shower, and hold his 1-year-old son. He has also seen changes in his speech where it has become more noticeable slurred and slower than before.
The San Francisco Police Department visited Sandoval in his hospital room to ask questions about the attack. The officers told Sandoval that the club parking lot had surveillance cameras, but that they did not see the attack take place, nor where they able to identify a suspect. The SFPD has arrested in any suspects in connection with the attack.
Sandoval created a GoFundMe page on November 8 with a fundraising goal of$15,000. The donations received will go towards hospital bills, physical therapy, help with his 1-year-old son, and financial support since Sandoval has not been able to return back to work he informed The SF News.
“I’m just thankful to be alive. I thank God, friends, and family who have supported me,” said Sandoval.