Teen clinging to pickup critically injured in Fort Worth crash

Posted Friday, Jul. 18, 2014  comments  Print Reprints

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A teenager was in critical condition at a Fort Worth hospital Thursday after the pickup he was hanging onto crashed into a house in north Fort Worth, police said.

The pickup driver told police that the 17-year-old ran up to the truck at an intersection, reached inside and began to assault him, police said.

The motorist said he drove a short distance with the teen hanging onto the door and assaulting him until he lost control, left the street and crashed into a house in the 3800 block of Longstraw Drive.

The 911 call about the crash was made about 10 p.m.

Officers found a red Dodge pickup against the house. The residents were not injured, authorities said.

The pickup driver had a leg injury and his passenger was uninjured, police said. Because of the 17-year-old’s injuries, investigators couldn’t interview him.

No one had been arrested as of Thursday afternoon. Detectives continued to investigate, police said.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763 Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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