CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A female pedestrian was hit in west Charlotte Monday afternoon, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.
Paramedics transported 16-year-old West Charlotte High School student, Jennifer Tejeda, to the hospital with life threatening injuries.
Police closed Beatties Ford Road near Hildebrand Street around noon after the incident happened.
Initial findings by CMPD indicate Jennifer was attempting to cross Beatties Ford Road at the intersection of Hildebrand Street. She ran across the roadway, causing motorists to apply their brakes. A truck with a trailer traveling northbound in the left lane of Beatties Ford slowed; a Dodge Stratus, driven by Angela Hobbs, traveling northbound in the right lane could not see Jennifer, due to an obstructed view by the truck with the trailer.
Police say Jennifer ran directly into the path of Hobbs' Stratus; police continued that Hobbs applied the brakes, but couldn't avoid hitting Jennifer.
Authorities say a marked crosswalk was located 96 feet from the location of the incident.
Neither excessive speed nor alcohol use are contributing factors, police say.
Tuesday afternoon, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said Jennifer was upgraded to fair condition.