Family of Jackson Preschooler Hit and Killed Speaks Out

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JACKSON, Miss. – The preschooler hit by a car inside a Jackson apartment complex was buried Saturday.

Now as his family comes to grips with losing him, his grandmother is challenging the apartment complex to regulate traffic to save lives.

“He was hit by a car and they couldn’t save him,” his Grandmother, Juanita Jackson said. “So he died.”

Julius Jones died on his way to the hospital on Oct. 28, he was four years old.

The little boy was struck by a car as he left the Northwood Village apartment’s playground.

“I think the playground is in the wrong place, it’s up front where all the traffic is,” Jackson said.

We were able to count one speed bump at the gate, but there were none on the streets across from the playground.

We also saw no sign indicating children at play only a speed limit sign posted in front of a stop sign on the corner.

“I want the park closed this park needs to be closed, somebody needs to do something,” Jackson explained.

The property manager would not answer our questions regarding the possibility of adding speed bumps and signs around the playground, she instead asked me to leave the property.

However, she did extend her condolences for Julius Jones’ death.

“I’m out here for all the rest of these mothers and fathers out here,” Jackson said.

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