Parkview student critical after accident

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GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Students are praying for the recovery of a Gwinnett teenager hit by a car while walking on Five Forks Trickum Road Tuesday morning. 

Gwinnett police said it appears Jonathan Porter, a 16-year-old sophomore at Parkview High School, darted in front of a car and was struck around 7 a.m. Witnesses said he was thrown onto the car's windshield and then back onto the sidewalk. He was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center in critical condition.

On Wednesday, classmates and friends will show their support and make banners for Porter.

Police said the teen was about half a mile from the school when the accident happened. The driver stopped at the scene and he's been cooperating with investigators.

"It was dark. At this point, there are no charges pending or imminent at this time," said Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Ed Ritter.

Parkview senior Jordan Moody said she doesn't know Porter very well, but his accident and fight for survival was on everyone's mind.

"We prayed for him and the doctors caring for him," Moody said.


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