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Cal Poly student hit by truck

Cal Poly police investigate an accident at the intersection of Highland and University drives on Tuesday. A truck struck a woman crossing the street.
Cal Poly police investigate an accident at the intersection of Highland and University drives on Tuesday. A truck struck a woman crossing the street. dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

A woman was injured Tuesday morning after she was struck by a pickup at Cal Poly.

About 11 a.m., a gray Chevrolet truck turned left onto Highland Drive from University Drive near Campus Market and struck a woman who was walking through a crosswalk, according to witnesses.

The University Police Department disclosed few details about the incident, saying only that a 22-year-old woman had been struck by a vehicle and that she was taken to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo for treatment.

Police said the woman and the truck’s driver, 20, are both Cal Poly students.

Police said more details would be disclosed as the investigation continues.

“For, like, five seconds everyone was just in shock,” said Musa Mohamed, an industrial engineering graduate student who said he witnessed the incident.

The woman was carrying a laptop and some books across the street when a truck driven by a man hit her and she struck the ground, he said.

“He got out and realized the tire was on her foot so he backed up,” Mohamed said of the driver. “My friend and I went to help her, and I blocked the sun from her face while my friend tried to keep her down in case there were injuries.”

The woman was bleeding from her ears and nose, Mohamed said.

Details on her condition have not been disclosed.

Police have not yet disclosed whether they’re seeking criminal charges against the driver.

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