An SUV carrying NBA player Lamar Odom was involved in a serious accident involving a motorcycle driver and a teen pedestrian in Queens, New York (NY). The motorcycle driver suffered serious injuries and the teen pedestrian died. Our thoughts go out to the family of this young teen whose life was cut short.

This isn’t the first time Odom has been in an accident. In 2007 he ran a red light and T-boned a woman’s vehicle. That crash was so serious that EMS had to use the Jaws of Life to extract the victim from the wreckage.

What it comes down to is whether you are a reality TV star or a regular American, you could be injured in a car or truck accident anytime anywhere. In this case both the pedestrian’s family and the motorcyclist are going to need to recover.

As a mom and Virginia Beach personal injury attorney, I know that no parent can stand the sight of their child in pain but even worse is to have to bury your own child. We offer a free guide to all parents who have had a child hurt or killed in a car accident or as a result of one such as in this case.

The motorcyclist has injuries and property damage that need to be addressed. Being on the receiving end of a car crash while driving a motorcycle often results in very serious injuries. Statistics show that motorcyclist deaths are on the rise for the ninth straight year.