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Boy Killed in Motorcycle Accident

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Police have identified the 7-year-old child who was killed on Wednesday when his father's motorcycle collided with a car. The impact threw Victor Camacho 22 feet from the impact and killed him. Victor and his older brother, 8, were riding on the motorcycle with their father, though the older boy was not seriously hurt in the impact. The boys' father was uninjured.

Camacho's motorcycle was heading northbound, and a car that was parked on the curb pulled away to make a U-turn. The motorcycle struck the car a moment later, throwing Victor over the vehicle, where he landed on the other side, apparently killed on impact.

According to police Sergeant Tim Bedwell, the car appears to have not yielded to the motorcycle. The police are continuing to investigate the matter.

Further complicating the matter is the fact that it is illegal for more than one passenger to be present on a motorcycle. Only one passenger is permitted, and must ride behind the motorcycle operator. Victor's older brother was riding in front of their father. Additionally, Victor's helmet was not properly fitted for his size, and came off in the impact. A proper helmet might have kept the injuries in the fall to a minimum.

Victor's older brother suffered minor abrasions to his face, but was otherwise doing fine at the hospital.

Charges in the case have yet to be filed, as the police are continuing to investigate. The police have not released any names, and it is unclear where the identification of young Victor came from. A 19-year-old woman was identified as the driver of the other vehicle but, again, her name has not been released.

Both drivers permitted the police to take drug and alcohol tests. Until these results are returned, police are declining to file charges or mention what potential charges might be considered.

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