Teens have played the game ‘chicken’ in cars for decades. A teen in Rome, Georgia, was killed playing another auto-evasion game called ‘jump the car.’
Kobe Thomas was hit by a car last Friday. On Saturday, he succumbed to his injuries.
Demetria Almond said that 16-year-old Kobe, who is her son, was hanging out with friends near Burt Road. The group decided to play a dangerous game called ‘jump the car.’
To play the game, a person drives towards another person. The person on the ground attempts to time a jump so that they leap over the car without being struck.
Thomas was previously a star basketball player at Pepperell High School and more recently at Model High School. He sustained a traumatic brain injury that claimed his life.
Investigators are still speaking with the other teens who were at the scene of the tragic accident. They will discuss the case with the district attorney’s office and decide if any charges should be filed.
Almond told media sources that although she is grieving, she is also at peace.
“Because of my walk with the Lord and I know he didn’t take him for no good reason and I just feel like he’s an angel now,” she said.
The high school that Thomas attended had grief counselors on hand at both schools for faculty and students who knew Kobe.
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