A woman is in the hospital after being struck by an unknown truck early Saturday morning.

The victim, a 20-year-old woman was walking in the road in the 5600 block of Amarillo Boulevard East.  She was in the center of the street and not in a crosswalk.  She had been walking eastbound.

An older model white pickup truck hit her and then fled the scene after the accident.  The victim was taken to a local hospital with what was initially believed to be life threatening injuries but it was later disclosed that her injuries were less serious than they initially appeared to be.  Alcohol consumption by the victim is believed to be a contributing factor in the accident.

The incident is being investigated by the Traffic Investigation Square of the Amarillo Police Department.

If you have further information on the accident, especially any information on the older model white pickup please call Crime Stoppers at 374-4400.