July 19, 2011
By now you've no doubt heard of the SUV crash from last Thursday that saw a car service hired by Los Angeles Laker Lamar Odom(notes) crash into a motorcyclist in downtown New York City. Odom wasn't driving, but it was his hired truck that crashed into a motorcyclist, which then crashed into a 15-year old boy.
It turns out that the boy, a pedestrian, has died from the injuries sustained in the crash. TMZ reported that the child passed away on Friday, and that his funeral was held on Monday. Odom, who was in N.Y. for the funeral of his cousin, is "devastated" by the news, according to TMZ. Early on Tuesday morning, he tweeted this:
This is the latest in a long line of unfair tragedies to befall Odom. Earlier this year, he admitted that his estranged father was a heroin addict. His mother passed away from colon cancer when Odom was still in grade school, and in 2006 his youngest son Jayden died from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome while sleeping in his crib.
To return to his hometown for yet another funeral and unwillingly get mixed up in something like this is just astonishingly sad.
From here, there's not much to say beyond pointing out that our thoughts are with all involved in this terrible accident.
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