7-year-old boy among 10 killed in accidents over weekend - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

7-year-old boy among 10 killed in accidents over weekend

Posted: Updated:
ATLANTA -

Ten people were killed in accidents on metro area roads over the weekend, including a 7-year-old boy.

Erica Lewis lost her son, Jamal, when the SUV he was riding in flipped over on Friday night. The driver of the SUV said she missed her exit and then flipped into a guardrail after she over-corrected.

Two of Lewis' other children – 6-year-old Jasmine and 14-year-old Sandterrie – were also transported to hospitals with injuries suffered in the accident. Lewis said she's hopeful they can recover.

Lewis said she has hard feelings for the friend driving the SUV, but wishes she had used better judgment behind the wheel.

"She said she almost missed her exit and she tried to get over real fast and the back tire caught something and flipped," said Lewis.

Lewis said she hoped others would pay attention while driving.

"It can happen just as fast as you never think that you will wake up and be in my shoes because you did not follow directions," Lewis said. "Make a good decision when you get in that car. Think smart."

The family has established a fund to help pay funeral and medical expenses. Donations can be made to the "Lewis Family Donation Fund" at any Wells Fargo bank in metro Atlanta.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Governor signs controversial gun bill into law

    Governor signs controversial gun bill into law

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:47 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:47:57 GMT
    A few hundred gun rights advocates gathered for Wednesday's bill signing in Ellijay with top officials including House Speaker David Ralston and bill sponsor Rep. Rick Jasperse.
    A few hundred gun rights advocates gathered for Wednesday's bill signing in Ellijay with top officials including House Speaker David Ralston and bill sponsor Rep. Rick Jasperse.
  • Man leads Rockdale Deputies on 100mph chase

    Man leads Rockdale Deputies on 100mph chase

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:20:03 GMT
    A South Carolina man fleeing from deputies crashed his car and had to be pulled from the wreckage after it burst into flames.
    A South Carolina man fleeing from deputies crashed his car and had to be pulled from the wreckage after it burst into flames.
  • Manchester High evacuated over 'text message' bomb threat

    Manchester High evacuated over 'text message' bomb threat

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:36:51 GMT
    Students at Manchester High School were evacuated from the building late Wednesday morning following a reported bomb threat.
    Students at Manchester High School were evacuated from the building late Wednesday morning following a reported bomb threat.
Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

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