Mum mourns her 13-year-old son who was hit and killed while skateboarding to school.

Olivia Yassine-Naja watched her 13-year-old son Jalal as he left their home to ride his skateboard to his school, Staughton College in Melton, just past 8am yesterday.

She was inside with her younger children when there was a knock on the door, and she was told that her son had been hit by a car.

“I ran out. I just couldn’t feel anything – I was numb,” the mother of four told the Herald Sun.

“And there he was, lying on the road. I didn’t know what to feel. I’m numb, I’m screaming. I’m fine; then I’m not fine,” she said.


“They’re pumping him; he’s not moving. Then after 40 minutes, they said it wasn’t looking good. That’s when the worst news was delivered.”

Jalal Yassine-Naja, who was wearing a helmet, died at the scene after he was hit by a four-wheel-drive just 100 metres from his home.

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Image via Olivia Yassine-Naja.

Now, his mother is remembering the year 8 pupil, who had a "glowing smile" and a "dorky love".

"[He] was doing the right thing. He was just on his way to school with his bag and his helmet, now he doesn’t get to come home," she said.


Ms Yassine-Naja told the Herald Sun her son loved being with his family.

"He wasn't a teenager who was embarrassed by his family, or his mum...[it was] always 'I love you', 'good night' and 'good morning'," she said.

"He just loved his brothers; he would annoy...them, but he loved them so much. And he loved his mates - always checked up on them at school. He had a big heart and was full of love."

Neighbours also recalled the horrific accident, saying they were "still in shock".

"It was just horrific; [his parents] were just so upset and angry," Neil Craze, who lives opposite where Jalal was killed, told the Herald Sun.

Neighbours rushed to help Jalal after he was hit. Image via 9News.

Neil tried to help revive the teenager, but said it was already too late.

"I don’t think he was with me, to be honest. I think he was gone," he said.

Police are still investigating the accident, and no charges have been laid against the driver - who stopped and helped Jalal after the incident - involved.

Olivia Yassine-Naja offered a heartfelt message to parents.

"Hug your kids every day.Tell them that you love them every day," she said.

“And watch the road. It doesn’t matter if your phone is ringing, or your kids are yelling in the back.

"Just watch the damn road."