Atlanta police blocked lanes of Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway in northwest Atlanta early Friday morning after a car hit a 14-year-old boy.
Photo: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM
Photo: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

14-year-old boy hit by car, seriously injured in NW Atlanta

A 14-year-old boy was rushed to a hospital Friday morning after he was hit by a car on a busy northwest Atlanta road.

The boy was in serious condition when authorities arrived to the 2400 block of Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway around 8:15 a.m., according to Atlanta police. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. 

The white Chevrolet Camaro that hit the boy remained on scene and its driver spoke with investigators, Capt. Rodney Woody told AJC.com. An 11-year-old boy in the Chevy had a minor cut to his finger as a result of the accident and was being treated at the scene Friday morning.

“Right now it is still under investigation,” Woody said. “We have some conflicting witness statements.”


 

Investigators believe the 14-year-old was waiting for a school bus when he was hit.

“There are a lot of children out here, obviously, waiting for the bus, so people just need to be careful driving down through here and slow down,” Woody said.

Precious Marshall was on her way to work when she witnessed the accident. 

“It brought tears to my eyes for that poor baby,” she said. “I felt like a mother at that point. I couldn’t do nothing but go check his pulse and hold him.”

She prayed with the boy and told him to hold on. He was unresponsive but fighting, Marshall said.

“He's a tough kid,” she said.


 

All lanes were temporarily blocked on Hollowell Parkway between Hamilton E. Holmes Drive and Boone Boulevard. Traffic was turned around, and some of the larger vehicles stuck in the backups had to wait until the road reopened just before 9:50 a.m. 


 

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