ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – A North Texas teenager is fighting for his life after being hit by an SUV while he was walking to school.
It was around 7:30 a.m. when the teen was run down in a crosswalk near Park Springs Boulevard and West Pleasant Ridge Road. The impact was so forceful it smashed the passenger side windshield and caused body damage on the SUV.
The 15-year-old boy was taken by ambulance to Medical City Arlington and then flown by medical helicopter to Parkland Hospital in Dallas. Arlington police say the teen has life-threating injuries and is in critical condition.
Administrators with the Arlington Independent School District said the victim is a student at James Martin High School — a little more than a mile from where the accident happened.
The driver of the SUV stopped after the crash and was arrested for an unrelated offense and outstanding warrants. The cause of crash is under investigation.
* This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.