HOUSTON – A 17-year-old suspect is in custody after an 18-year-old girl was struck by a vehicle behind Benjamin Davis High School in north Harris County Monday, Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman said.
Deputies were called to the 12500 block of Ella Boulevard around 7 a.m. in reference to a child being struck by a vehicle.
According to Herman, the 17-year-old male suspect fled the scene and the vehicle he was in was found in a ditch. Deputies said they detained him near Spears/Watson Crossing. He was transported to the Harris County Jail, where he will be booked in for failure to stop and render aid.
Herman said the victim was initially being treated for her injuries by EMS at the scene but was later transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Aldine ISD released the following statement on the incident:
“We are aware of an auto-pedestrian incident that occurred this morning near Davis High School involving two Aldine ISD students. Emergency medical teams arrived on scene and transported one of the students to an area hospital. The Harris County PCT4 Constable’s Office is investigating the incident and those responsible for causing injury will face criminal charges as appropriate. Counselors will be made available at Davis High School for students and staff as needed.”