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Laker Lamar Odom Crashes, Injures Woman

10/31/2007 3:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lamar OdomL.A. Lakers star Lamar Odom was involved in a two car crash in Hawthorne, Calif., yesterday morning which sent one person to the hospital.

Police sources tell TMZ they are investigating Odom for allegedly running a red light in his Mercedes and T-boning a Geo Prism driven by a 37-year-old woman. Firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to extract the victim from the wreckage. The victim's family tells TMZ that she is in serious but stable condition with a head injury and injuries to her left leg.

Sources tell us neither alcohol nor drugs were a factor in the accident, adding Odom stayed with the victim and was very concerned about her well being.

Odom's rep was not immediately available for comment.

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16.

solrac    

Damn!! A friend of mine has a friend who's sister is the chick that got hit! She's gonna make BANK!!! If she pulls through with no major injuries (or no permanent injuries) she IS A LUCKY GIRL! WHAT A BLESSING TO BE T-BONED BY A MILLIONAIRE!!!!!

I want a free ride too!!!

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17.

Cheese925    

Not a fan...you mean not a MAN. You're a jack*ss!!! You know nothing about him or his home. He had an accident...plain and simple. Don't be upset because you ride the bus everyday.

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18.

evilive    

hey, help a brother out...he'll buy his way out of this just like Kobe bought his way out of raping a white girl...

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19.

Democrats are evil    

Sounds like a good start to another losing season.

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marketmoon    

This is really sad on both parts. You have to commend the guy for staying around and showing concern - he could have run (orlando bloom people!) it sounds like he was heartfeltly sorry for the incident. I have a lot of respect for him on that part. I heard he was hurt also, lets not forget that, and his mercedes was totalled. As for the young woman - very sad. I only hope she comes out of this okay. Any word on condition?
Tragedy on both fronts! What a pity.

2460 days ago
21.

Wasabicat    

Goodbye Geo Prism and hello Bentley.

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22.

the one and only    

doesn't he look like a young darryl strawberry lol

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23.

a celtics fan    

isnt lamar involved with brittney spears?

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24.

Glenn Lungarini    

This guy is a standup guy. It was an accident. I am a retired police Lt. on the Springfield Mass Police Dept and this is an example of what should happen at an accident scene.
A driver involved in an accident giving care and comfort to an accident victim. Fault is determined later on and that is what insurance is all about Glenn Lungarini
Sandwich, Mass. Retired

2460 days ago
25.

marketmoon    

OH BOY.
Hope she got a good lawyer.
Money all day y'all money all day.
She is not retaded now or anything is she?
Did she die in the accident the girl.

2460 days ago
26.

f-em!    

#13

You may not be a Fan, but you sure as hell are an Idiot.

2460 days ago
27.

Sharona    

People that play basketball in the NBA don't need to drive cars..........it's an IQ thing!

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28.

College Grad    

20. hey, help a brother out...he'll buy his way out of this just like Kobe bought his way out of raping a white girl...

Posted at 5:16PM on Oct 31st 2007 by evilive

Dumb, Dud , Dum...First of all I HATE Kobe but everyone knows that he didn't rape that girl, she was just a JUMP OFF GROUPIE, who thought she could get some $. She wasn't even on duty at the time she went up to his room, so why the hell was she even there to begin with! I'm sick of these Groupies crying rape and these atheletes and celebs being dumbass for sleeping with them anyways! You should have said maybe he'll buy his way out like Orlando Bloom did and guess what HE LEFT THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT!

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29.

Wasabicat    

did anyone check to see if she was an illegal. if so, goodbye to her.

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30.

Dave    

I was there and saw this accident happen right in front of me. It was at the corner of Rosecrans and Aviation around 9:45am yesterday morning. The silver Mercedes was stopped at the red light Northbound on Aviation. There was a break in the traffic and all of a sudden it pealed out and started accelerating through the intersection even though Rosecrans still had a green light in both directions. The Mercedes made it through the Eastbound lanes, but there were several oncoming cars Westbound on Rosecrans. It (just barely) made it past the first two lanes but not the last lane. It struck the gold car in the outside lane directly in its driver's side door.

It appeared to me as though the driver of the Mercedes saw a break in traffic and decided to run the light. Extremely dangerous move. Considering the speed limits on those roads, it's amazing there were not more serious injuries. A fraction of a second later and someone could easily have been killed (myself included, as I was waiting in the first spot of the Eastbound Rosecrans turn lane against the oncoming traffic at 45mph, which, had they swerved to avoid the silver Mercedes, would have driven straight into me). It's amazing the woman was not more severely injured, as he struck her directly in the drivers side door. When the driver of the Mercedes finally exited his car several minutes later, he did not appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol (that was my personal opinion).

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