A Keller Timber Creek High School student was hospitalized Sunday night after he was struck by a vehicle that didn’t stop at a crosswalk near the school.
Fort Worth police were called to Alta Vista Drive at Funnel Street in far north Fort Worth at 8:15 p.m. and found an injured 16-year-old boy, said officer Daniel Segura, police spokesman. The vehicle that struck him may be a gray or silver SUV.
Aaron Lancaster, a sophomore, had surgery on a broken leg, his theater director, Amanda Brundrett, tweeted.
Tuesday morning, Brundrett shared a text message from Aaron’s mother that said “Aaron had a good night” and is improving.
The school’s theater group is participating in a UIL theater competition Tuesday. Aaron’s classmates and area theater groups have shared messages of support for the teen, using #PrayersForAaron.
The intersection — near five schools — has been the site of some vehicle/pedestrian collisions and a lot of near-misses, according to the city, which added a pedestrian-activated flashing light system about two years ago. More recent information about traffic at the crosswalk was not immediately available from the city.