Neighbor living near fatal longboard accident speaks out

Grants Pass, Ore. – 14-year-old Joey Jones from Josephine County is dead after he was hit by an SUV around 7 P.M. Tuesday night. The incident occurred at the intersection of Majestic Drive and Elk Lane in Grants Pass.

NBC5 News spoke to one man, Ernie Elmer, who lives directly across from where the 14 year old was hit. He describes the scene last night as chaotic, and says there were a lot of people around. Elmer says that he walked outside his home after the boy was hit by the car. He saw one woman attempting to do CPR on the boy.

Elmer’s lived along Elk Lane for four years, and seeing how fast people drive by, he says it simply isn’t safe for walking.

“It’s bad enough walking here at day. You don’t wanna be walking here at night,” Elmer said.

Oregon State Police say that the driver who hit the teen is cooperating and has not been charged at this time.

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