Fundraiser held for teen hit by truck

Cody Culp recovering after being hit on way to school


SAN ANTONIO – In a big show of support, a fundraiser was held Saturday for a teenager hit by a truck while walking to school a few months ago.

On March 31, O'Connor High School student Cody Culp, 17, was hit by a semitrailer while crossing the road near a blind curve at the intersection of Braun and Leslie roads.

The driver was going the speed limit but was unable to stop in time and dragged Culp for nearly 40 feet.

He is continuing to recover and the community came together to make sure he knows they are with him every step of the way.

"The first memory I have beside crossing the street is me clawing my way out from the truck," said Cody Culp, reflecting on the accident.

He suffered several injuries, endured many surgeries and is now going through rehabilitation.

In an effort to help pay some of the medical expenses, the San Antonio Police Officers Association held the fundraiser.

"This is amazing. It's the police department and the community and I can't say thank you enough. It's been incredible," said Chad Culp, Cody's father.

For Cody's father, an SAPD detective, the support is comforting as the recovery process continues.

"He's progressing through rehab now and he's walking with a walker, wheeling himself around. Each day gets better," said Chad Culp.

With the support of family and the community, Cody has big plans for his future.

"(I'm) thinking about getting a GED and then immediately going to college, getting my prerequisites done, then getting a trade job," he said.

Cody is expected to be released from a rehabilitation center next week to go home.