Harlingen boy hit by car while trying to pick up piece of trash
Sat, 23 Jul 2011 00:14:31 GMT —
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.