UPDATE: 14-year-old boy who died after being hit by car identified

14-year-old seriously injured after being hit by car

ATLANTA — A 14-year-old boy who was rushed to the hospital after being hit by a car has died.

Police identified him on Saturday as Jermaine M. Wallace Jr.

The crash happened around 8:15 a.m. Friday morning at 2495 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway in northwest Atlanta.

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The boy was taken to a hospital, where police said Saturday morning he died as a result of his injuries. The accident remains under investigation.

The car that hit the boy remained at the scene of the crash and an 11-year-old passenger in the car received minor injuries.

Channel 2's Tom Jones was there just minutes after the crash and said the boy was not conscious and several people were tending to him. His mother and friends were frantic.


A witness told Jones the child was crossing the street and the driver was speeding.

"I couldn't do nothing but pull over. It brought tears to my eyes for that poor baby,” said witness Precious Marshall. “I felt like a mother at that point. I had to. I couldn't do nothing but go check his pulse and hold him.”

Nick Walker said his son called him saying his best friend had been hit.

“He said him and his friend… We were walking to school we were trying to cross the street and he got hit by a vehicle,” Walker said.

This is the second time Walker said his son saw someone hit by a car. He said his brother get hit by a car in New York, so he says he's always cautious.

“Still to have to see this twice and somebody you're that close to. Yeah, very traumatic,” Walker said.