Updated 9 months ago by Josh Breslow
The road to recovery continues for a 13-year-old Rowan County boy who was hit by a car while crossing the street to get onto the school bus.
Christopher Olvera was flown to UK Hospital after he was hit Wednesday morning on Highway 519 in Morehead.
The boy's mother Cortney Lindsey told LEX 18 the last couple of days have been difficult: "Frustrating. Aggravating. Sad."
"It's like I was just there in a matter of seconds," Lindsey recalled. "I don't even remember running down there or walking down there. It's like I flew or an angel dragged me or something."
Police said the driver of the car, 30-year-old Scott Ingle, a corrections officer at Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex drove past the flashing lights on the school bus and hit the boy.
"School buses should not have to load and unload on busy highways because there's too many idiots out there driving, don't pay attention to small children," Lindsey said.
After being flown to UK Hospital, Christopher underwent surgery on his leg. Thursday, his mother said he is walking around on crutches but also showing signs of a fever. She said the interview with LEX 18 was the first time she has left the hospital property since Christopher was admitted and she will not leave again without her boy.
"I'm gonna be here until my child goes home. Excuse my language, come Hell or high water," said Lindsey.
The boy's mother went on to say it could be several months until her son heals completely and that he may require additional surgery in the future.
While Lindsey was told the teen would likely be released from UK Hospital on Thursday, because of his fever, the hospital plans to keep him another night.