Go Fund Me Page Set For Boy Struck In Car After Giving Mom A Gift
We have an update on the Lufkin boy who was hit by a car after buying his mom a surprise Mother’s Day gift. The 10-year-old Lufkin boy is identified as Diego Velasquez.
Diego told police that his mother did not know he left their home on Church Street because he wanted to surprise her with a card and candy. Diego made his purchase from Dollar General in Chestnut Village and was crossing the street on his way home when the accident happened.
The driver of a Chevy Malibu was heading north on Chestnut Street and swept Diego into the outside lane. The driver told police he didn’t see the boy until it was too late. He said he tried to deviate but was unable to prevent an impact. Because the vehicle had right of way, the driver will not be cited.
A husband and wife who witnessed the crash stopped to help. Although Diego suffered a lot, he managed to tell the husband his address. The man then went to Diego’s home and informed his family of what had happened while the woman was staying to keep Diego calm.
Diego suffered an open, compound fracture and was taken to a local hospital. He was then transferred to the Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston where he underwent surgery, according to his father Santos Velasquez. Diego’s mother Yanira is by his side in Houston as he continues his recovery.
Diego’s sister created a Go Fund Me page to help you with medical bills. This page can be found here:
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