2 teens hospitalized after being struck by pickup truck on South Side, SAPD says

One of the teens has critical injuries, according to police

SAN ANTONIO – A mother was picking up her two teens on the South Side after they finished selling candy when they ran across the street and were struck by a pickup truck, according to San Antonio police.

The incident happened just before 6:30 p.m. Thursday on Roosevelt Avenue and E. White Avenue.

Officers were initially called for a major crash. When they arrived, they found two teens had been hit by a pickup truck.

The teens, believed to be between 13 and 18, were selling candies in the neighborhood when their mother arrived across the street to pick them up.

As the teens ran across the road to their mother’s vehicle, they didn’t use a crosswalk and a pickup truck traveling in their direction struck them in the road, according to SAPD.

One of the teens is in critical condition, and the other teen had injuries that were not life-threatening, police said. EMS took both teens to an area hospital.

The truck driver stayed at the scene to cooperate with the police after the crash.

SAPD said the driver claimed it was dark, and they couldn’t see the teens crossing the street at the time. It’s unknown if they’ll face any charges.

KSAT will update you with any new information as it becomes available.

About the Authors:

Cody King is a digital journalist for KSAT 12. She previously worked for WICS/WRSP 20 in Springfield, Illinois.

Adam Barraza is a photojournalist at KSAT 12 and an El Paso native. He interned at KVIA, the local ABC affiliate, while still in high school. He then moved to San Antonio and, after earning a degree from San Antonio College and the University of the Incarnate Word, started working in news. He’s also a diehard Dodgers fan and an avid sneakerhead.