L.I. Community Mourns Boy Killed in Driving Lesson Accident

Sunday, May 15, 2011  |  Updated 11:46 AM EDT
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Floral Park Boy Mourned

Andrew Burrous

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A Long Island community is saying a final goodbye to a 9-year-old boy killed Thursday by a teenage driver who was getting a driving lesson.

Mourners will gather for a wake today for Andrew Burrous, who was killed while riding his bicycle on the sidewalk in Floral Park last week.

Police say a 16-year-old girl with a new learner's permit was getting a driving lesson from her mother, and was making a wide turn when she accidentally jumped the curb and hit the boy.

The Nissan SUV struck Kathy Burrous, 49, and her son Andrew at the corner of Plainfield Avenue and Martha Terrace.

The elder Burrous was only grazed by the vehicle and wasn't seriously hurt but her son was struck directly and was later pronounced dead at a local hospital, police said.

Andrew's funeral is set for Monday.

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