Vehicle hits, injures child at Sherman's Hot Summer Nights

A 3-year-old child suffered non-life threatening injuries after a driver accidentally backed into a crowd at Sherman's Hot Summer Nights free concert Thursday night in downtown Sherman.

Police said the elderly driver accidentally hit the group of people with her SUV as they were waiting in line at a port-a-potty near the Municipal Building at approximately 8:20 p.m.

Police said the driver failed to put the car into drive after backing from a parking space and backed into the crowd.

Of the seven that were struck, four were children and three were adults, according to police.

Only one, a 3-year-old, was taken to the hospital with bumps, bruises and a concussion, according to his mother.

She said he was in town visiting his grandparents and his grandpa also got hit, but is doing well.

The boy's mother says he is recovering at home in Houston.

The other three children and two other adults were all treated at the scene.

Texas country artist Chris Knight was the performer at Thursday's event, and the show continued a short time later.

Hot Summer Nights occur each Thursday evening on the Sherman Municipal Lawn this month.