By CHRIS HAWLEY and TOM HAYS
Published: Tuesday, Jul. 19, 2011 - 5:55 pm
NEW YORK -- 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.