July 19, 2011 10:27am PT by Sophie Schillaci
Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom Offer Sympathy Following Fatal Accident
It’s been a heartbreaking week for L.A. Laker Lamar Odom.
The NBA star, who famously wed Khloe Kardashian in 2009, was involved in a car accident Thursday in Queens, N.Y.
While in town for a cousin’s funeral, Odom’s chauffeured vehicle collided with a motorcycle, which then struck a 15-year-old pedestrian. The teen reportedly suffered severe head injuries and passed away at a local hospital Friday.
According to NY Daily News, the late boy’s family opted to donate his organs; the motorcycle driver was treated and released.
“Thank you for your support and prayers!” Odom tweeted following reports of the incident. “My thoughts and prayers are with the young boys family [sic].”
Kardashian was in New York with her husband but was not in the car at the time of the accident.
“My hubby and I are always protected by angels,” she tweeted Monday. “Thank you 4keeping us filled with strength and LOVE. Tomorrow is never promised. Live 4today.”
“My heart/soul goes out 2every1 in pain from any suffering. Pray 4all of the angels surrounding us constant. May our spirits stay strong,” she added. “Above all, love each other deeply, b/c love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality2 1another without grumbling 1 Peter 4:8-9.”
Kardashian also snapped back at negative commentors.
“Stop judging other people’s lives that u know NOTHING about!” she wrote. “My husband&I r in NY 4a funeral 4 his fam. Senseless violence is disgusting.”
The couple stars on the E! reality series Khloe and Lamar as well as Keeping Up With the Kardashians. They returned to their home in Los Angeles on Tuesday.