When he discovered that Tracy McDonald had been using him, Ryan Connor went into town and proceeded to score cocaine and got drunk and disorderly. A worried Sophie Webster went along with him to try and talk some sense into him. After being ejected from Bar 103 by the establishment's Bouncer, a drunken Ryan began to play chicken on the dual carriageway. In an attempt to save him, Sophie pushed him out the way of a car but was instead run over herself by the unnamed Driver, who exited his vehicle and called for an ambulance. Ryan then ran off.