The life of a 16-year-old student in a Texas high school will likely never be the same after a speeding van struck him about a month ago. This was a hit-and-run incident, and law enforcement recently arrested the driver who was allegedly responsible. The arrest report indicates that an 18-year-old student from another high school caused the crash. Unfortunately, the victim may be left coping with a traumatic brain injury.
Police reports note that a witness saw the 16-year-old cross the street after pushing the crosswalk button. While he was in the crosswalk she saw the speeding van strike the pedestrian -- the impact reportedly propelled the victim through the air, and he landed more than 90 feet away. Upon his arrest, the driver reportedly told officers he drove his mother's van on that day. Although he apparently acknowledged that he knew he hit something, he was not sure what it was, and simply drove home.