Teen Hit By SUV Dies

Knoxville (WVLT) -- The Knoxville teenager hit by an SUV last night has passed away.

Bert Weaver, 13, was hit by the vehicle while crossing Emory Road on his was to the Halls High School football game against Sevier County.

He was taken to UT Medical Center in critical condition, but passed away earlier this evening.

The Knox County Sheriff's Department says no charges will be filed in the case.

Friends and family of Bert Weaver will say final goodbyes at a receiving of friends on Thursday from 5:00-8:00 pm at Mynatt Funeral Home, Halls Chapel, on E. Emory Rd.

The funeral will follow at 8:00 pm.

Weaver will be buried at 11:00 am on Friday at Anderson-Gouffon Cemetery.

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  • by courtney on Sep 6, 2007 at 12:44 PM
    God is the only one who knows why Burt was picked to go now... But God does and always take care of his children.
  • by courtney on Sep 5, 2007 at 01:50 PM
    my prayers go out to the family and friends of burt... I know that he will be missed terribly. My prayers also go out to the drivers in the accident but everything happens for a reason.
  • by Concerned teacher Location: Halls on Sep 4, 2007 at 04:34 PM
    All people affected by this accident need to be remembered: friends and family members of Bert, as well as the drivers involved. It is a high-traffic area that also sees a lot of foot traffic; many students cross that road every day. While I understand that the driver of the SUV was not in any way to blame for this tragic accident, I do feel that safety precautions (crossing guards, speed bumps) need to be taken in a place where hundreds of people cross a busy road like Emory. It is unfortunate that it took such a tragedy to make people realize the danger of this situation. My heart goes out to my students, Bert's family, and the driver who suffers with the rest of us. He was a wonderful person and will be remembered dearly.
  • by A Mom Location: Halls on Sep 4, 2007 at 04:23 PM
    My heart goes out to the family of Bert Weaver. I have a 13 year old daughter that goes to HMS and I can't even imagine what the family is going through. They have been on my mind and in my prayers everyday. I did pick up my daughter at the church everyday after school until today. I parked in the school parking lot to get her because I can't imagine her walking across that street again. There needs to be something done on that street. Please Bless this family and we all need to keep them in our prayers.
  • by friend Location: knoxville on Sep 3, 2007 at 04:29 PM
    Hatemonger: You should get yout facts straight before opening your mouth. This was a tragic accident. The driver of the SUV was not speeding or going to the game. PRAY FOR ALL OF THE FAMILIES INVOLVED!!!! THIS IS DEVESTATING FOR ALL PEOPLE INVOLVED.
  • by hatemonger Location: Knoxville on Sep 2, 2007 at 11:37 PM
    probably wasn't paying attention to what he was going and the driver was going too fast given the fact that folks were in the area for the ball game if i had to guess.
  • by Concerned Parent Location: Halls on Sep 2, 2007 at 12:14 PM
    My heart is hurting sooo bad for this family..I saw this child right after he was hit. & I kept praying he would be ok. But God must have better plans for him and needed him home with him. I just hope someone wakes up and start having a officer or someone at that location during these games...Officer Kocur was always watching our children and they should have somone else doing the same thing now. This is a very busy location any time of the day but during school & football games it crazy & people need to SLOW DOWN in this area.....we NEED SPEED BUMP'S on that section of Emory RD to make people slow down..GOD BLESS THIS FAMILY & keep them in your hearts.
  • by A Mom Location: Knoxville on Sep 1, 2007 at 11:52 PM
    My thoughts and prayers are with the Weaver family and the families of the drivers. Such a tragedy. Please keep the friends of this young man in your thoughts also.
  • by lisa Location: wartburg on Sep 1, 2007 at 10:01 PM
    I just pray for the family of this child. I have a 16 year old son and I cant even think of something like that happening.My prayers goes out to them.


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