Now it can be told: Pernell Whitaker could have survived his fatal accident.

The 55-year-old boxing legend passed away after getting hit by a car in Virginia Beach on July 14.

Medics who rushed to the accident scene still tried to bring Whitaker back to life, but he was eventually declared dead on the spot.

However, an update from TMZ, which first reported Whitaker's death, said that the medics were not the only ones who tried to revive Whitaker.

According to the latest report, eye witnesses, who probably only heard of Whitaker during his heydays in the 90's, came to the rescue after seeing him lying on the street.

The first was a woman, who quickly called 911 after seeing Whitaker down after the accident.

"He is on the ground right now, I'm not sure if he is alive," the woman, who did not disclose her identity, said in the call.

The full audio transcript of the call was obtained by TMZ.

The phone operator later asked the witness if she can perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation on Whitaker, and she said yes.

"He's not alive. Okay, we have to roll him over. I want to do [the CPR]!" she told fellow witnesses.

However, she and a male witness saw something after they rolled him over that gave them a hard time in reviving him.

"There's a whole bunch of [expletive] blood!" the male witness exclaimed. "There's too much blood!"

Despite Whitaker losing a lot of blood, she did not waver and continued on doing the CPR on him.

"Okay, let's do it. Come on! Let's just try it! If there's any way we can help him!" she exclaimed.

Despite they came up short of reviving the boxing legend, the witnesses should be commended for their efforts.

Pernell Whitaker won a total of seven titles in four divisions in a colorful career that spanned for 17 years.

He became more notable for unifying the World Boxing Council, International Boxing Federation, and World Boxing Association lightweight titles in 1990, becoming the first undisputed champ in the said division since Roberto Duran did so in 1978.

Oscar De La Hoya Pernell Whitaker
Oscar De La Hoya (L) backs up fellow US WBC Welterweight Champion Pernell Whitaker in the 12th round of their WBC Welterweight Title fight 12 April at the Thomas and Mack Arena in Las Vegas. De La Hoya won in a 12 round unanimous decision to take the title from Whitaker. JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP via Getty Images

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