Teenager struck by patrol car dies Sunday morning - New York News

Teenager struck by patrol car dies Sunday morning

Posted: Updated:

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a 14-year-old boy who was struck by a Henry County patrol car has died in an Atlanta area hospital.

Authorities said Chandler Jacob Weems of McDonough, Ga. died Sunday morning at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. He was sent to the Atlanta hospital after being struck on his bicycle Saturday afternoon as he was exiting a driveway.

Henry County police Sgt. Joey Smith told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution the officer "could not avoid the accident," which happened as he was going on duty. Smith says the officer, identified as Denise Allyson Romano, was "very distraught" after the accident.

The accident is being investigated by the Georgia State Patrol. The accident occurred at about 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

The man who helped to save the teen spokes with FOX 5 on Sunday. Click on video above for that full report.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Hundreds celebrate Easter at St. Patricks Cathedral

    Hundreds celebrate Easter at St. Patricks Cathedral

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:37:51 GMT
    Hundreds of people showed up to Saturday's mass at St. Patricks Cathedral to celebrate Easter, one of the holiest days for Christians around the world.
    Hundreds of people showed up to Saturday's Mass at St. Patricks Cathedral to celebrate Easter, one of the holiest days for Christians around the world.
  • NYC police investigating body in plastic container

    NYC police investigating body in plastic container

    Police in New York City are questioning a suspect after discovering a dead body stuffed into a large, black plastic storage container.
    Police in New York City are questioning a suspect after discovering a dead body stuffed into a large, black plastic storage container.
  • Governor kicks off 114th annual New York International Auto Show

    Governor kicks off 114th annual New York International Auto Show

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:00:18 GMT
    Auto fans you may already know this the 114th New York International Automobile Show is in town this week. Governor Cuomo was on hand Saturday to kick off the official opening of the 10 day event by driving a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette convertible through the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
    Auto fans you may already know this the 114th New York International Automobile Show is in town this week. Governor Cuomo was on hand Saturday to kick off the official opening of the 10 day event by driving a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette convertible through the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices