Special Needs Student Hit by Car in Keller

Teen, 18, hospitalized after crash

By Frank Heinz and Ray Villeda
|  Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012  |  Updated 7:18 PM CDT
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Administrators evaluate the road conditions after a car strikes a student.

Ray Villeda, NBC 5

Administrators evaluate the road conditions after a car strikes a student.

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Officials with the Keller Independent School District say a special needs student walking to school was struck by a vehicle Tuesday.

His mother tells NBC 5, her 18-year-old son was trying to cross the street near the intersection of Ray White Road and Wall Price Roads. One lane of traffic was not moving, but the other was, and he didn’t see a car coming until it was too late.

The student is out of the hospital and recovering after suffering some fractures in his back.

The female driver was not injured, she did stop and is cooperating with authorities. Investigators have not said if the woman will face any charges in connection with the crash.

The accident happened not far from Central High School and Freedom Elementary School.

Some parents are concerned the half-mile walk to the high school is dangerous because of the lack of sidewalks and crossing guards along Ray White Road.

The Keller ISD released a statement regarding Tuesday’s accident:

Keller ISD is fully committed to the safety and well-being of all its students. Per the district’s protocol, an administrator will go onsite to review the details of the incident, as well as work closely with any city or county authorities to assess the situation and determine possible needs. 

That section of Ray White Road runs through Fort Worth and a part of unincorporated Tarrant County. NBC 5 reached out to the city of Fort Worth about sidewalks and did not hear back.

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