AUSTIN (KXAN) — A boy was hit by a car in southeast Austin and rushed to the hospital with critical, life-threatening injuries, according to Austin-Travis County EMS.
The crash happened at 6:36 a.m. on the 800 block of East Slaughter Lane. The boy was taken to Dell Children’s Medical Center and was in surgery.
Austin police say the child and his family were crossing at the intersection when the car hit the boy. Officer Demitro Hobbs said there are no lights at the intersection.
“It’s a very dark intersection,” Hobbs said. “It’s a sad state of events, and like I said, this child needs your prayers.
The driver immediately ran over to a nearby gas station and called 911, Hobbs said, then stayed on scene. All westbound lanes of Slaughter Lane are blocked as Austin police investigate. Traffic is being rerouted south onto Brandt Road. All but the right-most eastbound lane are also closed.