Truck hits 18-year-old student waiting at bus stop in south Austin


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Authorities responded to an auto-pedestrian collision in south Austin off West Oltorf Street Wednesday morning.

The incident occurred on the 900 block of Oltorf Street at 8:45 a.m. According to APD, the driver of a GMC pickup was pulling out of a convenience store when he accelerated and went into a tailspin due to the slick road. 

The truck lost control and struck an 18-year-old AISD student waiting at the nearby bus stop. the student suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the truck did not test positive for drugs or alcohol but was cited for failure to control his speed.

This crash happened blocks away from a deadly collision between a car and a motorcycle. Police say the driver in that collision also lost control.

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