Smyrna Boy Hurt In Hit & Run While Getting Ice Cream

SMYRNA, TN — An 8-year-old Smyrna boy buying a summer treat from an ice cream truck was hit by a pick-up truck Sunday. The pick-up driver did not stop after hitting Jonah Eagles and, though the ice cream truck driver gave chase, the suspect is still on the lam. (For more updates on this story and free news alerts for your neighborhood, sign up[1] for your local Middle Tennessee Patch morning newsletter.) According to Jonah’s father, Joe, his two sons were getting ice cream around 6:40 p.m.

Sunday on Smyrna’s Hermitage Drive. “[Jonah] had walked to the front of the ice cream truck and was standing around the middle of the headlights waiting,” Eagles told News 2. “The truck came around the ice cream truck, and when it got to where it could, it swerved back in front of the ice cream truck, hitting my son, knocking him to the grass, and then they sped off.”
[2] On Facebook[3], Jonah’s mom Brandee said that her son suffered a bloody nose, busted elbow and possibly a torn ACL.

The ice cream truck driver said the pickup sped towards nearby Old Nashville Highway.

Police are looking for a small, black pick-up truck. Image via Shutterstock
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Originally published July 13, 2017.


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