FORT WORTH, Texas - Fort Worth police believe they know what type of vehicle was involved in a hit-and-run that injured a 16-year-old Timber Creek High School student.
Aaron Lancaster was struck Sunday night while crossing Alta Vista Road in a well-marked crosswalk. He was on his way home after a practicing for a UIL theater competition.
Police think the vehicle that hit him was a light-colored van, similar to a Toyota Sienna. It was likely made between 2004 and 2006 and may now have front corner damage.
Witnesses said the vehicle was traveling at a high speed.
Lancaster is still in the hospital. He suffered a skull fracture, broken leg and ribs, bruised lung and initially was placed in a medically induced coma. His parents said he underwent surgery for his broken leg, but won't need surgery on his skull or brain.
His friends and fellow theater students wore red Wednesday to show their support for him during his difficult recovery. They're also collecting meal gift cards and monetary donations to help his family with medical expenses.
"It really means a lot," said Megan McCormack, a friend. "I think it shows more than words can about how much he was loved in this school,"
Anyone with information about the vehicle should call the Fort Worth Police Department. To donate to the family, visit www.gofundme.com/fundsforaaron.