According to CBS DFW, the crash occurred around 7:30 am as the 15-year-old boy walked in a crosswalk near the intersection of Park Springs Boulevard and West Pleasant Ridge Road.
The boy was taken to Medical City Arlington via ambulance before being flown to Parkland Hospital in Dallas. The boy’s injuries are considered life-threatening and latest reports have him listed in critical condition.
Images from the scene illustrated the sheer force with which the teen was struck, showing an SUV with significant body damage and a shattered windshield.
The drive of the SUV stayed at the scene and was arrested for outstanding warrants. Administrators with the Arlington Independent School District say the boy attended James Martin High School.