A 10-year-old Texan boy was hit by a car on Sunday morning moments after buying his mother a Mother’s Day gift, authorities said.
The boy told officers he had just snuck in to purchase the gift at a Dollar General store in Lufkin, about 120 miles northeast of Houston, according to a press release from the Lufkin Police Department.
He made his purchase – a map and a box of candy – and was crossing the street on his way home when he was swept into the outside lane by a Northbound Chevy Malibu, the statement added.
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Police said he suffered a broken leg and was rushed to a local hospital after the accident. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening, they added.
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The Malibu driver noted that he did not see the boy until it was too late, authorities said.
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“Please say a prayer for a speedy recovery for this caring young man,” the Lufkin Police Department said. “We ask you to send some thoughts and prayers to her mother as well.”