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Texas boy injured by hit-and-run at dangerous intersection

Victims of car accidents may suffer any number of injuries, depending on the severity of the accident. When the accident involves a pedestrian, the odds are against the victim. With no vehicle to protect them, pedestrians often suffer catastrophic injuries from which they may never fully recover. One young victim of a hit-and-run in Texas continues to fight for his life.

The 13-year-old student was crossing a well-marked pedestrian crossing when a minivan struck him at a high rate of speed. An 18-year-old man driving the minivan allegedly failed to stop to render aid. Witnesses say the victim lay on the road breathing but unresponsive. He was taken to a Texas hospital with a skull fracture for which doctors needed to place him in a medically induced coma. He also suffered a broken leg and bruises on his ribs.

The victim was hit with such force that the front bumper of the vehicle was torn off, and investigators were able to use the bumper in their investigation to locate the driver. Police arrested him at the high school he attends. Parents have complained about the dangerous crosswalk, and the city responded by installing lights. However, even after the installation of the lights, another student was struck at the same location in 2015.

The parents of this victim may be facing years of medical procedures as their son recovers. A traumatic brain injury may require a lifetime of care. Texas families in such situations may decide that the best way to provide quality care for their injured loved ones is to pursue a personal injury claim. An attorney will be able to advise them of the best options, whether it be a civil case against the driver of the vehicle or against the city for failing to update the crosswalk for student safety.

Source:, "Teen driver arrested for Fort Worth hit-and-run", April 11, 2017

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