FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A North Texas high school student has been seriously injured after a hit-and-run crash in far North Fort Worth.
Aaron Lancaster was walking home from theater practice at Timber Creek High School on Sunday night when he was hit near the corner of Alta Vista Road and Funnel Street.
The 16-year-old was well enough to have surgery performed on a broken leg but was still in a medically induced coma, according to tweets from Timber Creek’s theater director, Amanda Brundett.
The crash comes as the Keller ISD school gets ready to participate in a University Interscholastic League (UIL) theater competition today at Weatherford High School.
Students are urging everyone to wear red to school on Wednesday in honor of Lancaster’s favorite play, and other schools are showing their support as well.
Fort Worth Police worked the Sunday night crash.
In an email this morning, Officer Daniel Segura said a police report showed Lancaster was in the protected crosswalk when he was struck.
“The suspect vehicle did not stop and continued northbound on Alta Vista Drive,” Segura said.
No description so far of that vehicle.