The North Charleston firefighter who was seriously hurt when a car hit him earlier this month is making progress.

Engineer Darin Kingery has been in intensive care at Medical University Hospital since June 8. He was working at a crash scene in North Charleston when an allegedly drunken man, who was in the country illegally, drove a Honda into him and five others.

Kingery’s right leg was broken in several places, and an infection spread through the limb. He underwent several surgeries, including amputation of his right leg below the knee.

“He is now conscious and beginning to speak,” fire department spokeswoman Bianca Sancic said Tuesday. “He is listed in stable condition and is expected to remain in ICU for a few days longer. His family continues to ask for your prayers and support through this long process.”

Donations to help with medical bills can be made at any First Federal Bank location in Darin Kingery’s name.