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Boy injured in Lamar Odom car accident passes away

Jul 19, 2011, 10:56 AM EDT

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We told you yesterday that Lakers and reality television star Lamar Odom was back in New York for the funeral of a family member when a car he was a passenger in was involved in an accident. At the time, we knew Odom was uninjured but not the severity of the other injuries.

The 15-year-old pedestrian hurt in the crash has passed away, according to TMZ.

Early Tuesday Lamar Odom tweeted this:

My thoughts and prayers are with the young boys family…

TMZ has the details.

Odom was in NY on Thursday to attend a funeral for his cousin — and had hired a car service to drive him around town during his visit. But while Odom was in the car, the vehicle was involved in an accident with a motorcycle … which was propelled into a 15-year-old pedestrian…

The boy was rushed to a nearby hospital … and emergency surgery was performed in an effort to save his life … but the injuries proved to be too severe … and the boy died the following day….

A source close to Lamar tells us … the NBA star is “devastated” by the tragedy.

Our thoughts are with the family of the young man.

  1. xoxoemilyrae - Jul 19, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    This is tragic. I feel terrible for Lamar, and the boy’s family.

    But, I’m totally anticipating the boy’s family suing Lamar even though its not close to his fault.

  2. jebdamone - Jul 19, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    i know exactly how lamar feels. many years ago i was involved in an accident that ended with me partially running over a young boy on a bike. it was entirely not my fault and the boy was fortunately fine a few minutes later, but that moment sticks in my mind almost all the time that i am on the road.

  3. involvement82 - Jul 22, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    Crazy stuff. r. I. p

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