UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am
COLLEGE STATION -- Highway Six in College Station was shut down today for several hours while police investigated a pedestrian accident that happened Tuesday night leaving a 13-year-old in serious condition.
The accident happened just after six Tuesday night when a group of teenagers, walking from Post Oak Mall to Academy, attempted to cross the highway.
According to police they successfully crossed the southbound lanes of Highway Six but when 13-year-old Juwan Lister tried to make it across the northbound lanes, he was struck by a car and thrown 40 to 50 feet.
"He landed pretty much on the shoulder on the opposite side of the road but yes he is lucky he only got hit one time rather than multiple times," said Officer Rhonda Seaton. "If he had just landed a little bit closer in he could have landed in the lane of traffic and could have been struck a second time."
Lister was taken to College Station Medical Center where he is recovering from his injuries.
No one else was hurt in the accident and the driver was not cited.