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"Tex" Eddie Peace's Great Grandson in critical condition

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Hey everybody, just got the bad news that little Carley Peace was hit by a car and is on full life support.

Everybody had just returned from the Baltimore convention and then this happened, prayers needed.

Father Daniel and Grandfather LeDan and the Family are under great stress right now and a show of support is what the "real" do.

Here is the link to the news station report;

Edgefield 8-year-old on life support after being hit by car

Cones line the roadway as troopers work to find out just what happened Tuesday afternoon when Carley Peace was hit by a car at Briggs and Van Roads.

Posted: 7:34 PM Apr 13, 2011

Reporter: Amanda Perez

Email Address: Amanda.Perez@wrdw.com

EDGEFIELD COUNTY, S.C.---Cones line the roadway as troopers work to find out just what happened Tuesday afternoon when 8-year-old Carley Peace was hit by a car at Briggs and Van Roads.

Carley's older brother ran home to tell his family. Family friend Kurt Pearson, who lives with Carley, says, "We immediately ran down the road--me, his father and his mother--and he was laying in the ditch, not moving." The family is heartbroken. "He's a great kid. He always has been," Kurt says.

Carley's older brother says the boys were turning the bicycles around in the road when he saw a car coming.

"From what he said, he tried to tell him to get out of the way, that the car was coming, and I guess Carley just didn't see it.," Kurt says.

Neighbor John Cunningham says he always sees bicyclists up and down the road, but it's not safe. "Don't let your kids ride on Briggs Road," John says. "Briggs Road gets kind of hectic sometimes."

Carley's parents believe the driver was speeding, but the investigation is still ongoing. Kurt says the boys' parents warned them they should wear helmets.

"Neither one of them were," he says. "They should have been. They have helmets...it was just kids being kids."

Right now, both kids are dealing with trauma in very different ways. Kurt says Carley's brother is very upset. "He was crying. He was actually telling me he wishes it was him rather than his brother, which is pretty upsetting to hear". Kurt just hopes his little buddy gets better soon, and he warns all kids to ride safely.

Carley's family says he's in critical condition. Carley has now been placed on life support. He has multiple skull fractures and chest injuries.

The driver of the Lexus was not injured. No word on whether the driver may face any charges.

Carley was airlifted to MCG after being hit by a car at the intersection of Briggs Road and Vann Road just before 5 p.m. yesterday.

Troopers say 47-year-old Brian Schmidt was driving his 1999 Lexus 4-door when he hit 8-year-old Carley Peace, who was riding his bicycle. The family tells News 12 Peace is in the hospital and has been stabilized. Schmidt was wearing his seat belt and he was not injured.

Troopers are still investigating this accident and there aren't any charges at this time.

Peace is a student at Merriweather Elementary School.

http://www.wrdw.com/homeandfamily/headlines/Child_airlifted_to_MCG_119729569.html

For those who don't know this wonderful Family, "Tex" and his Wife both tattooed, their children were then second generation and LeDan and Wife Jennie operate the shop in Augusta GA, Carley's Father Daniel is third generation tattoo artist and Carley had completed his 9th tattoo as the forth upcoming generation, Family being operating in the business for 77 years now.

Sorry to post the sad news but the people here who know the Peace Family need to know and that the Family could use the support of the friends that are Family in this business.

Thanks for reading

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Thanks and that will be greatly appreciated.

First Amendment Tattoo is tattooing Eddie peace flash, 60-80 buck pieces, and 100 percent of proceeds go to the family, ain't that great!

Everybody has been calling around and we're sending funds to the shop with just "attn; Carley", they haven't asked for nuthin but we all know they can't think strait right now and work and the bills for life support and such have to be overwhelming, today we even had a roller derby team send a check for support.

I spoke with LeDan today and Carley is still on the life support but with improvement, other than that it is a waiting game.

Got to get back to the phone lines, Thanks!

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Thanks for calling this to our attention Hawk. I met Daniel at the Philly convention, and he had so much cool stuff and old photographs that I had to bring Scott back to the table with me, and they shared a moment over the Lyle Tuttle shirt given to his grandfather. Any possibility of a paypal account being set up? A lot of people might not be able to send a large amount, but I bet a LOT of people would be happy to paypal a smaller amount. It's super easy, and there's no embarrassment around "here's my $10, sorry it's all I can do." We've gotten up to a 1000 viewers a day here on LST, and I think at least half of us are parents, I'm sure tons of people would be happy to help out in this way.

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Thanks for calling this to our attention Hawk. I met Daniel at the Philly convention, and he had so much cool stuff and old photographs that I had to bring Scott back to the table with me, and they shared a moment over the Lyle Tuttle shirt given to his grandfather. Any possibility of a paypal account being set up? A lot of people might not be able to send a large amount, but I bet a LOT of people would be happy to paypal a smaller amount. It's super easy, and there's no embarrassment around "here's my $10, sorry it's all I can do." We've gotten up to a 1000 viewers a day here on LST, and I think at least half of us are parents, I'm sure tons of people would be happy to help out in this way.

i fully support this idea and would be more than willing to give $10 or so!

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This is great! There are people working on it now so I will post asap the info.

The response is truly wonderful and I know the Family thanks everyone for the support.

I spoke with Father Daniel today and Grandfather LeDan as well, told them what's goin on and all but there is no way I can pretend to know what they are going through right now and yes, we are parents and can only imagine having our 8 year old on life support and forced coma and all of that which is waiting and wondering. Up side is that Carley is getting the best treatment possible, his brain swelling has went down, his heart is strong so the flow to the brain is good but the battle continues.

Be back as soon as the account info as soon as it is up. Thanks you very much, all this without feelin like anyone was asking is awesome.

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Okay so here is how everyone can help out the peace Family during this time. There has been an account set up at Wells Fargo/Wachovia Banks in Carley Peaces name. It is a Beneficiary account. As far as I know you have to physically go in to give money. Or you can call First Amendment Tattoo in Augusta at (706)828-6744 or they have a facebook First Amendment Tattoo | Facebook. I have been speaking with Philip thus far and they are taking donations for the Peace Family through his paypal account. Once you have his paypal info you need to put a note on funds labeled Carley Peace so that there is no confusion. I hope this helps everyone out.

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Thanks S Sal,and for those who were wondering, Sal and I had been on the phones trying to figure the Paypal way and she is a wiz at that kind of puter lit and she found where the 1st Amendment folks had already thought of it and Sal got the specific's to post them here.

Carley's situation is "holding strong" this is to say that he is still on life support, his pupils are not responding to light like they would like but brain swelling has come down though and just yesterday they were able to start turning and positioning him from side to side, any progress is good at this point. His heart is strong and getting flow to the brain.

The investigation into the accident put together that Carley was at the side of the road trying to pick up a caterpillar when a texting driver at 85 mph struck him, the car was stopped by a culvert and the driver took the time to back out onto the road, exit his car and move Carley's broken up 8 year old body to the roadside............I know your thinking angry as we all would but Carley's condition is primary right now.

On another note the life flight was 16K and nobody is prepared for any of this and all of those who can or have contributed are very much appreciated and Thank You!

So there's the scoop on the latest of Carly's condition and Thanks to all who have come to be involved and those who allow for this thread on TLS, it's amazing the outpour of support from the shops. Thank you most sincerely.

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Aces and Eights Tattoo in Augusta, GA is also do tattoos from the Eddie Peace Vol. 1 Flash Book to help raise money. I just left from there and got a little tattooing done and donated.

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I'm very sad to say, this was the update on Suicidesal5's blog:

"RIP Carley Peace

For those of you following, Carley Peace died today. Please continue to keep the family in your juju (choice of prayers whatever you practice). Donations will still be accepted and appreciated as the hospital bills come no matter the circumstance. I will repeat that the family has not asked for this in any way, this is something their tattoo family has put together."

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Carley Peace, the Merriwether Elementary School second-grader struck by a vehicle in Edgefield County, S.C., last week, died at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday according to the Edgefield County Coroner's Office. Deputy Coroner David Burnett listed the cause of death as traumatic brain injury.

Family members had gathered at Medical College of Georgia's Children's Medical Center since the April 12 incident. Doctors told them bleeding around the young boy's brain following the incident had subsided, a positive sign, but the brain activity specialists continued to look for never emerged.

No charges have been filed, and the South Carolina Highway Patrol has not released any substantial information as it continues with the detailed investigation. Funeral arrangements are pending.

The is from the Augusta Chronical website today.

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Very sad day today, Carley is no longer in pain and strength be with the Family.

We sent more funds this afternoon after LeDan texted me the simple text of "We just lost Carley".

The memory of that boy, the end, just a damned hard pill to swallow.

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My heart and prayers go out to the Peace family and we're devastated for their loss.

My 13 year old got hit by a van while biking on the 14th, but he only had some scrapes and bruises-- please slow the fuck down and be mindful of others-- cars aren't the only mode of transportation on the road.

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