Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Aaron Lancaster In Coma After Hit And Run

A 16-year-old is in a medically induced coma after someone hit him while crossing the street at his school in Fort Worth and kept driving over the weekend.

The teen was critically injured after a hit-and-run driver plowed into him in a crosswalk at Timber Creek High School that some have called dangerous for years.

Aaron Lancaster should have been at a UIL theater competition with classmates on Tuesday. But instead, his family took time out from his bedside to plead for the driver to come forward.

Aaron’s father, John, says they are now bringing him off sedation but are keeping him on heavy pain medications for all his broken bones.

Aaron was using a well-marked crosswalk with flashing lights. But his father says it wasn't enough to prevent other accidents, and it wasn't enough to protect his son.

Aaron, a passionate thespian, was on his way home about 8 p.m. Sunday from Timber Creek High School theater rehearsals. His father says a woman who called 911 saw the flashing crosswalk lights activated, but the driver ahead of her plowed into Aaron anyway. His brother, Anthony, happened to drive up on the accident.

“I saw they were loading up someone into the ambulance to get them the help that they need,” Anthony recalled. “But I didn't find out till afterwards that was Aaron, my little brother.” Source: FOX4NEWS

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