The community that calls a stretch of Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway in Atlanta home is calling for change now that a 14-year-old boy was killed walking to school. President of the Center Hill Neighborhood Association said that residents have been fighting to get a crosswalk placed for 10 years. Not only is the highway crossed by students, but there are several parks and a high-rise facility for seniors nearby. Yet, there is no crosswalk for this section of Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway for at least a mile. In terms of accident data, the parkway is one of the top five most dangerous roads in Atlanta.
The AJC reports that a 14-year-old is dead after a deadly crash as he was walking to school on Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway. The driver of the white Chevrolet Camaro that hit the youth remained on scene. He was cooperative with investigators. An 11-year-old passenger in the Camaro had a cut on his finger from the accident.
Authorities stated that the accident was still under investigation. There were some witness statements which conflicted with one another. Preliminary indications are that the 14-year-old was waiting for his school bus when he was hit by the Camaro. The 14-year-old was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital where he eventually succumbed to his injuries after a few days.
Police blocked all lanes of traffic on Hollowell Parkway between Hamilton E. Holmes Drive and Boone Boulevard. The road reopened just before 9:50 a.m.
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