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Teen Boy Seriously Injured in Atlanta Road Rage Accident


Posted on Sep 15, 2010

A 17-year old girl is in jail after chasing a group of children and purposely running over a 15-year-old boy in an Atlanta pedestrian accident attributed to road rage.
 
The first incident occurred at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 14. Seventeen-year-old Lynette Walls of Decatur was driving on Grand Avenue in southwest Atlanta when several children playing in the street when one “shouted for her to slow down in the neighborhood.” An argument erupted and Walls used her vehicle to chase one or more of the children through the front yard of a home in the 2700 block of Grand Avenue. A fight then broke out between the residents of a nearby home and Walls and one of her passengers.
 
About two hours later at 9:30 p.m., Walls’ vehicle was in the same area on Grand Avenue.  According to witnesses, a 15-year-old boy was standing in the street when the driver accelerated toward him.  The vehicle struck the boy and left the scene. The boy was critically injured.  He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition with head injuries and multiple facial fractures.
 
Walls turned herself in at the Zone 3 precinct shortly before 2 a.m. on Wednesday.  She was charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery. The vehicle was recovered in DeKalb County.
 
Fulton County Magistrate Judge Roy Roberts ordered Walls to be held without Bond.  The judge told the young driver that she had total disregard for human life and was dangerous.

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Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia