Let's start off this story with the good news that the young boy did not suffer any life-threatening injuries.  Getting hit by a car and suffering a broken leg is bad enough, but this story could have had a much more tragic ending.

According to a report from Lufkin Police, officers this morning worked an accident in which a 10-year-old boy was hit by a car while crossing Chestnut Street after buying a Mother’s Day gift for his mom. The accident happened at 8:55 a.m. when the boy was side-swiped in the outside lane by a northbound Chevy Malibu in the 600 block of Chestnut Street. The driver of the Malibu told officers he did not see the boy until it was too late.

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The boy said he had snuck out of his nearby home to buy his mom a Mother’s Day gift at Dollar General in Chestnut Village. The boy had made his purchase – a card and box of candy – and was crossing the street to go home when the accident occurred.

The boy suffered a broken leg and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. Thankfully his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

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Lufkin Police ask that you please say a prayer for a speedy recovery for this thoughtful young man. Also, send some thoughts and prayers his mother’s way as well.


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