Teen critical after being struck by tractor-trailer

Published On: Sep 27 2012 01:56:38 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 27 2012 02:00:48 PM EDT

A 17-year-old pedestrian is in critical condition after being struck by a tractor-trailer Thursday morning.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Destiny Roberts, of Hilliard, was walking westbound in the parking lane of northbound U.S. Highway 1 just south of West Fourth Street about 6:30 a.m.

State troopers said the tractor-trailer driven by 68-year-old Charles Sapp, of Sanderson, was heading north on U.S. 1 when Roberts walked into its path and was struck by the right front.

Roberts was taken to Shands Jacksonville Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

No charges were filed.