Harlingen boy hit by car while trying to pick up piece of trash

      A 9-year-old boy is recovering in the hospital after being hit by a car outside his Harlingen home.

      It all happened in a residential area of Matz Avenue around 4:30 p.m. Friday.

      Investigators told Action 4 News that the car clipped the boy and he ended up with a gash on his forehead.

      Family members were visibly shaken by the incident.

      They told Action 4 News the boy was with his father, who was taking out the trash.

      A piece of trash flew into the street and the boy chased after it to pick it up and bring it back.

      Police told Action 4 News that charges will not likely be filed against the driver.

      The boy is expected to be okay but family members told Action 4 News that speeding is a problem on their street.