Family asks for prayers after teen hit by car trying to get dog



CALDWELL COUNTY, N.C. - The family of a local 15-year-old is asking for prayers after a car hit him in front of his mother and two brothers.

Grayson Walker is at Carolinas Medical Center on Monday night with life-threatening injuries. State troopers said he was knocked 70 feet from where he was hit.

He and his family were on Fairwood Drive near Hudson trying to get to their family dog, which had just been hit.

All day long we have seen people driving slowly by the accident scene near Hudson.

Investigators said the family had come to the intersection after they found out their dog had been hit and killed by a car, only to watch, in horror, the teenager get struck.         
Channel 9 spoke with family members shortly after that crash.  

"Pray for us. Pray for Grayson. They were attempting to get their dog out of the road. It had been hit by a car and he was hit by another car,” said grandmother Roberta Brookshire.

At West Caldwell High School, support staff was put on alert.  The principal left Monday morning to go to Carolinas Medical Center to offer his help.

The Highway Patrol spent more than an hour collecting evidence at the scene and taking measurements. Troopers returned Monday afternoon to do more interviews in the case.

"We're going to look at point of impact to where he came to rest and see if speed is an issue. At this time, I can't make a definitive statement on that,” Trooper Troy Stutts said.

Channel 9 checked and the speed limit is only 35 miles per hour. Highway Patrol officials said it may be Tuesday afternoon before they make a decision on charges.

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