THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (KTLA) -- A Thousand Oaks High School staff member hurt in a crash involving a teenager over the weekend has drawn a lot of community support, with a fundraiser in her name collecting more than $30,000 by Monday.
Investigators said Lisa Solis, a 50-year-old activities assistant for the school, sustained life-threatening injuries around 8 p.m. Friday during a dispute with a 16-year-old boy who was accused of stealing.
According to a GoFundMe page set up by her sister on Saturday, the victim punctured her lungs and suffered a brain bleed and a broken jaw, ribs and collarbone after the teen ran her over with his car.
The Ventura County Sheriff's Office said Solis had confronted the teen after he allegedly stole from a concession stand during a game. The agency said when the boy entered his vehicle, Solis stood in front of it and told him to not drive away.
That's when the 16-year-old deliberately hit the woman before fleeing the scene, Sgt. Eric Buschow said. He had four passengers in the vehicle, the officer added.
Authorities later detained the boy near his home. He was booked at the Juvenile Justice Center on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, the Sheriff's Office said.