Community shows support for 12-year-old girl hit by car in Roseville

Julia Grace Wallace said suffering from traumatic brain injury

As Julia Grace Wallace lies in a hospital, her neighbors and classmates came out to pray for the seventh-grader’s recovery.

“No parent should have to deal with it,” said Jessica Seabridge, a family friend.

On Tuesday, April 26, 12-year-old Wallace was hit by a car while crossing the street near Roseville Middle School. There was no crossing guard, and the intersection of Martin Road and Barkman Street is not a four-way stop.

“I don’t know why there’s absolutely no place for those kids to cross safely to get to school,” said Seabridge.

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Samuel McGrath is Wallace’s classmate, and he said he had to be there for her.

“She sat to my right one desk over, and I was like, ‘Dang, I don’t have my pencil,’ because she’d always lend you one,” McGrath said.

According to her family, Wallace was critically injured in the crash. She is said to be fighting for her life after suffering from a traumatic brain injury.

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“It just takes my breath away to know there’s so many good people when there’s so much bad in the world right now,” said Julianne DeBlauwe, Wallace’s aunt. “The family is overwhelmed by the support and cannot thank everyone enough.”

A GoFundMe page has been created for the family of the child who was struck by the vehicle. Click here to make a donation.

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Priya joined WDIV-Local 4 in 2013 as a reporter and fill-in anchor. Education: B.A. in Communications/Post Grad in Advanced Journalism