Atlanta grandfather in critical condition after hit-and-run - Houston weather, traffic, news | FOX 26 | MyFoxHouston

Atlanta grandfather in critical condition after hit-and-run

Posted: Updated:
Police say 63-year-old Larry Waller was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Joseph E. Boone Boulevard and Payne Avenue just after midnight. Police say 63-year-old Larry Waller was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Joseph E. Boone Boulevard and Payne Avenue just after midnight.
ATLANTA -

A local family is praying for the recovery of a grandfather who became the victim of a hit-and-run early Sunday morning.  Police say 63-year-old Larry Waller--a beloved father and grandfather-- was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Joseph E. Boone Boulevard and Payne Avenue just after midnight.

Rhonda Myrick, Larry Waller's cousin, was among a large gathering of family and friends at Waller's home on Sunday. He lives a couple of blocks away from the intersection where the hit and run occurred. Myrick says police told the family a dark blue car hit Waller, and swung him about 50-70 feet but just kept going.

Willie Bracey says he witnessed the accident.  He says Waller was knocked into the air and right out of his shoes due to the impact.  He says he saw the car, but didn't manage to get a license plate number.

Waller's family says he was returning from the store when he was hit. Since no one got the license plate number, police are hoping someone will give them a tip about a damaged blue car-- perhaps someone at a body repair shop.

"There's going to be a dented blue car somewhere-- a dented blue car," said Tocarra Pace, a family friend.  "They'll see blood.  It's something that says this is not normal."

Family members tell FOX 5 Waller had been walking this same route for 30 years, typically crossing the street and cutting through a church parking lot to reach his home nearby.  

Waller is listed in critical condition at Grady Memorial Hospital.  Myrick says he's now on life support, and is not doing very well.

Anyone with information about the accident is asked to call the Atlanta Police Department immediately.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Police searching for shooter in Sandy Springs

    Police searching for shooter in Sandy Springs

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:08:54 GMT
    Police are searching for a killer in Sandy Springs who shot a man Thursday afternoon.
    Police are searching for a killer in Sandy Springs who shot a man Thursday afternoon.
  • "Smiley for Kylie" helps Georgia girl fight cancer

    "Smiley for Kylie" helps Georgia girl fight cancer

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:47:41 GMT
    A young Georgia girl battling cancer has a smile so infectious it has people from across the world sending her smiling photos.
    A young Georgia girl battling cancer has a smile so infectious it has people from across the world sending her smiling photos.
  • Downtown Atlanta streetcars will impact your travel

    Downtown Atlanta streetcars will impact your travel

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:38:50 GMT
    Heavy construction for the downtown Atlanta streetcar is all complete. And yes, it was a headache for motorists.Now planners are mapping out a strategy to make sure motorists don’t suffer another headache when the service begins.
    Heavy construction for the downtown Atlanta streetcar is all complete. And yes, it was a headache for motorists.Now planners are mapping out a strategy to make sure motorists don’t suffer another headache when the service begins.
Powered by WorldNow

KRIV FOX 26
4261 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027

Phone: (713) 479-2801
Fax: (713) 479-2859

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