10-year-old Texas boy hit by car after sneaking out to buy Mother’s Day gift, police say

LUFKIN, Texas — A 10-year-old Texas boy was hit by a car Sunday morning after he snuck out of his house to buy a Mother’s Day gift, investigators said.

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Lufkin Police said the boy went to a Dollar General where he bought candy and a card for his mother and at 8:55 a.m. while crossing the street on his way home was hit by a Chevrolet Malibu, KYTX reported.

The driver told officers he did not see the child.

The boy suffered a broken leg. He was taken to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

“Please say a prayer for a speedy recovery for this thoughtful young man,” police said on social media. “We ask that you send some thoughts and prayers his mother’s way as well.”

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Posted by Lufkin Police Department on Sunday, May 9, 2021