Donations Pour in to Help Family of Irondequoit Teen Struck by Vehicle

Donations Pour in to Help Family of Irondequoit Teen Struck by Vehicle

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By Spectrum News Staff

IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. — The Irondequoit community still in shock after a 14-year-old boy was seriously injured after being hit by a car on his way to school.

Police say it happened just after 7:30 a.m. Thursday as the boy, identified by Irondequoit police as Michael Lynch, was crossing Cooper Road a couple blocks away from West Irondequoit High School.

Police say the woman driving the car stopped immediately and was cooperative with police.

One local parent says pedestrian dangers have long been a problem in the area.

“My son has almost gotten hit a couple of times,” Irondequoit resident Russ Masetta said. “He has to dodge the vehicles because the parents aren’t paying attention. Somebody needs to stop it. I mean, these are kids, they’re not paying attention, they’re kids. Adults have vehicles. We need to be watching what’s going on with these kids.”

Lynch is currently listed in guarded condition at Strong Memorial Hospital.

The school district sent out a letter saying counselors are available to support students and staff.

Two fundraisers on GoFundMe have been set up to help Lynch’s family with medical bills. One of the fundraisers has already triple of the requested amount. Michael’s mom, Bernadette Lynch is currently battlin