The Cal Poly student who was struck by a pickup truck Tuesday is in critical condition at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center.
Sierra Vista spokesman Ron Yukelson said this afternoon that Kelli Hoffert is in the hospital’s intensive care unit.
Hoffert, a 22-year-old psychology student, was injured Tuesday morning after she was struck by a pickup at Cal Poly.
At about 11 a.m., a gray Chevrolet truck turned left onto Highland Drive from University Drive near Campus Market and struck Hoffert as she was walking through a crosswalk, according to witness accounts of the collision.
Police confirmed that the driver is a 20-year-old Cal Poly student. Police have not identified him. Cal Poly University Police Cmdr. Lori Hashim said the department’s investigation is still ongoing.
Police have not yet disclosed whether they will seek criminal charges against the driver.
On Tuesday, a witness told The Tribune that Hoffert was carrying a laptop and some books while crossing the street when she was struck and fell to the ground. Musa Mohamed said the woman was bleeding from her ears and nose.
“He got out and realized the tire was on her foot so he backed up,” witness and Cal Poly student Musa 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.”