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Mourning father files lawsuit against Boy Scouts of America

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SUGAR LAND, Texas (FOX 26) -

Only on FOX, a Sugar Land father is taking on the Boy Scouts of America after he says he was blamed for his own son's death.

Mark Evans says he and his 10-year-old son James were on a Boy Scouts recruitment trip back in October 2012. He says his son was with a group of Webelos when he was struck by a golf cart at Stephen F. Austin State Park.

The child died from the injuries.

Evans has filed a lawsuit alleging the scouts failed to provide adequate adult supervision for the kids and later blamed him for his own son's death.

"For them to have me there as a guest and then blame me is absurd," says Evans.

The Evans family is represented by Houston attorney Stephen Fernelius.

"They to this day have not gone out and done any inspection or safety analysis of that park," says Fernelius.

After FOX 26 News placed calls and sent e-mail messages to local representatives of the Boy Scouts of America, the following statement was released on Monday afternoon:

While we cannot comment on ongoing litigation, we extend our deepest sympathies to the family involved. Safety is integral to everything we do, and the Boy Scouts of America and the Sam Houston Area Council place great importance on creating the most secure environment possible for all of our members. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with everyone affected by this tragic accident.

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