Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Boy buried after crash involving NBA's Lamar Odom

Published: Tuesday, Jul. 19, 2011 - 5:55 pm
Neighbors have buried a teenager who died when a motorcycle 
collided with a vehicle carrying Los Angeles Lakers player Lamar Odom 
and hurtled onto a New York City sidewalk.
Police Spokesman Paul Browne said a motorcycle tried to turn left 
in front of the chauffeured Cadillac Escalade sport-utility-vehicle that 
Odom was riding in on Thursday.
The motorcycle hit the front bumper of the SUV and went out of 
control in the Woodside neighborhood of Queens. It struck 
15-year-old Awsaf Alvi Islam, and he died on Friday from head injuries.
Mourners gathered on the sidewalk in front of the mosque on 
Monday and bowed their heads in prayer around Islam's plain wooden 
casket. Members of a local mosque took up a collection to pay for the burial.