Mother Of 1 Of The Boy Scouts Hit By Car Speaks Out
MANORVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — The mother of one of the Boy Scouts hit by a car during a Long Island hike says he's recovering but traumatized.
Kristine Lynch tells Newsday she happened to call her 15-year-old son Kaden just a few minutes after the crash alongside a Manorville road on Sunday.
Lynch says she could hear troop leaders and good Samaritans trying to help the boys.
Three other scouts were injured and 12-year-old Andrew McMorris died.
Kaden was released from the hospital on Monday. His brother, 12-year-old Colin, was a close friend of the boy who died.
Lynch says the scouts were taking a shortcut after walking for four hours.
Thomas Murphy has pleaded not guilty to driving while intoxicated. His attorney has called the crash "a tragedy for everyone."
Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com