Teenager dies after being hit by car in Toney
MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WAFF) - A 13-year-old boy from Hazel Green was killed on May 15 after being hit by a car in Madison County.
According to Don Webster with HEMSI, the call came in at 8:22 p.m. Webster said the boy was hit on Browning Road off of Mt. Lebanon Road in Toney. The teen was fatally injured when the 2007 battery-powered Razor Dirt Bike he was operating was struck by a 2003 Toyota Sequoia, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.
Neighbors say a street light is out that is supposed to be illuminating the road where the child was hit. They added the road can be very dangerous, and cars often speed.
He was transported to the hospital in critical condition where he later died.
A GoFundMe has been created to help the family with funeral costs. A family friend has organized a balloon release scheduled for Wednesday, May 19.
Tim Hall of Madison County Schools issued the following statement about the Meridianville Middle School student:
We have coordinated grief support with Hazel Green High School and Flint River Baptist Church. Our counselors will be available for any student who needs to talk. We are also coordinating with Hazel Green High School counselors, who will be providing support out of our counseling office along with the staff from Flint River Baptist Church. Flint River Baptist is a partner in education for Meridianville Middle.
The entire Madison County School Family extends thoughts and prayers for this student’s family.
The crash is still being investigated by ALEA. No charges have been filed at this time.
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