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Fort Worth Teen Struck by Car During ‘Fugitive Game'

Friends are praying for a Fort Worth teenager who was struck by a car as she played the "fugitive game" late Friday night near Boswell High School in Fort Worth.

"It's an extremely dangerous game," said MaryAnn Contreras, with JPS Health Network's Injury Prevention Outreach program.

Ashlee Aguilera, 15, is said to be in "good" condition at JPS Hospital's intensive care unit Monday evening.

"Teenagers always think that, 'It's not going to happen to me,' and unfortunately it does," said Contreras.

The fugitive game is a new take on cops and robbers in which one team runs through the streets to escape another team driving cars to catch them.

The Boswell High School sophomore was struck shortly after 11 p.m. Friday as she ran across Boat Club Road in Fort Worth, not far from the high school.

"As a parent, it's terrifying," said Fort Worth Police Cpl. Tracey Knight. "As a police officer, it's very worrisome, because the most dangerous thing most people do on a daily basis is drive."

The 26-year-old driver who struck the teenager was not playing the game and stopped to help. The driver will not face any charges, police said.

"You're not necessarily looking for people darting across the road at night when you can't see them at all," Knight said.

School counselors on Monday met with students involved with Friday's game and urged them to use social media to warn others about the dangers of the game.

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