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Teenager injured in auto-pedestrian accident in northwest Oklahoma City

A 16-year-old boy was in critical condition after being hit by a vehicle at Meridian Avenue and NW 32 about 3:40 p.m. Wednesday, Oklahoma City police said.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: August 21, 2013 at 7:27 pm •  Published: August 21, 2013

A 16-year-old boy was struck by a pickup Wednesday afternoon as he was crossing a street in northwest Oklahoma City.

His name was not released.

About 3:35 p.m., the boy stepped off a Putnam City school bus and was crossing Meridian Avenue at NW 32 when he was struck by the pickup, police Capt. Dexter Nelson said.

He was taken to a hospital in critical condition, where he was stabilized, Nelson said.

The driver of the pickup, Salvador Avelar Serna, 74, was going to be examined at a hospital before being booked on complaints of passing a school bus, driving without a license and causing an injury collision without a driver's license, Nelson said.

Serna, who does not speak English, had a Mexican driver's license, but not an American one, Nelson said.