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Young Boy Struck By Car While Trying To Shop For Mother’s Day Gifts

NBC 5 reported on a story involving a 10-year-old boy who got struck by a car after he snuck out to buy his mother gifts for Mother’s Day. Thankfully, the boy survived the encounter.

The boy, from Lufkin, told officers he snuck out of his home without telling his mother because he wanted to surprise her with a card and some candy. He did manage to buy the gifts from the Dollar General in Chestnut Village.

However, when he tried to cross the street to go home, he did so against the right-of-way. The driver of a Chevy Malibu did try to swerve out of the way, but struck the boy. Witnesses at the scene stopped and comforted the child, who sustained a compound fracture.

The boy was able to give them his address to tell his mother. He was taken to Texas Children’s Hospital for surgery. His mother is staying with him while he recovers. A GoFundMe has been set up by the family to help cover medical expenses. You can find the link on the news page.

While the intentions were good, this case could have turned tragic so easily. Parents should teach their children how to read road signals and watch for cars as soon as they’re old enough to walk on sidewalks. We hope that the kind boy recovers completely.


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