17-year-old riding homemade go-kart collides with vehicle, sent to hospital

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police said a 17-year-old was injured and rushed to a hospital after his homemade go-kart crashed into another vehicle.

The collision happened just after 9:30 p.m. Friday at the South Side intersection of South Hackberry Street and Linda Lou Drive.

When officers and emergency responders arrived at the scene. they found the 17-year-old sustained serious bodily injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital.

As a part of its initial investigation, SAPD determined that the 17-year-old and a 33-year-old operating a homemade-style motorcycle were traveling northbound on South Hackberry Street. Both the go-kart rider and motorcyclist were approaching the intersection at Linda Lou Drive.

A Jeep Grand Cherokee traveling southbound on South Hackberry Street was set to make a left turn onto Linda Lou Drive when the go-kart rider and motorcyclist collided with the Jeep, police said.

After the accident, SAPD said the 33-year-old man left the scene on foot but later took himself to a nearby hospital for treatment of a minor, non-life-threatening injury.

Officers said the driver of the Jeep Grand Cherokee remained at the scene and fully cooperated with SAPD’s investigation.

No one is expected to be charged in this case, officials said Saturday morning. The department said its investigation remains ongoing.

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