ATLANTA – A young person was injured whereas attempting to make money to assist out his household. An effort to make money for his household practically was tragedy for a young person selling water in Midtown.
Jamarkis Jackson was selling water close to the 17th and Spring streets intersection along with his brother and his pal when he was hit by a car.
“I used to be simply attempting to make some money. Stay out of hassle. Stay out of the way in which,” he mentioned.
He tried to get money from a driver however wasn’t capable of transfer out of the way in which fast sufficient.
“When I attempted to seize it, it was already on the bottom. He was dashing fast. He caught my leg. He ran over my leg. I attempted to get out of the road. I rotated he smacked me within the face with the trailer,” he mentioned.
The driver of this car stopped and known as 911.
Jamarkis was taken to the emergency room with accidents so unhealthy his mom, Takezia Jackson, wasn’t capable of acknowledge him.
“‘Where he at? I’m his mom.’ She mentioned ‘that’s him proper there.’ When I grabbed him, to learn his wristband. When I learn it, he grabbed my hand,” Jackson mentioned.
Jamarkis has stood at varied intersections in Atlanta nearly every single day for the previous few years.
Selling water is extra than simply an excuse for him to get out of the home.
“Get us some footwear and garments,” he mentioned.
He brings the money again to his mom and 5 youthful siblings.
Jackson is stuffed with heartbreak and guilt, realizing this occurred whereas her tenacious son was out attempting to assist the household.
“He was like mother, I used to be out attempting to promote some water, make a little bit money and keep out of hassle and this was simply surprising,” Jackson mentioned.
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Jamarkis has accidents to his face and leg and can doubtless want surgical procedure once more.
Jackson mentioned the household is unprepared for the medical payments they usually don’t have insurance coverage. The energy of their southeast Atlanta residence was additionally reduce off Friday afternoon.
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