A young woman was struck by a vehicle at Whitley Hall crosswalk on Culver Street.
On Saturday, September 10th, just minutes after 10:00 p.m., officers with the Commerce Police Department responded to the Whitley Hall crosswalk on Culver Street on a reported struck pedestrian. Upon arriving, officers determined that an 18 year old Commerce resident had been struck while crossing the street. The woman was transported to a DFW area hospital via helicopter. Officers at the scene were able to determine that the young woman was walking northbound and had entered the crosswalk. As she walked into the westbound lane of Culver Street, she was struck by a black pick-up truck. At the time, the crosswalk lights were flashing and the truck failed to yield the right of way to the pedestrian. The young woman is in critical but stable condition as of last check.
The woman was arrested at the scene on unrelated traffic charges and has been transported to the Commerce Police Department where she is being held. Investigators with the Commerce Police Department will be handling the investigation and at this point, we are asking anyone that may have witnessed the incident to contact the Commerce Police Department at (903)886-1139.