|Death: ||May 5, 2010|
North Las Vegas
May. 06, 2010
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Boy who died in motorcycle accident identified
By LAWRENCE MOWER
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
The 7-year-old boy who was thrown from a motorcycle in a North Las Vegas neighborhood Wednesday night has been identified as Victor John Camacho.
A medical examiner with the Clark County coroner's office determined he died from blunt chest trauma suffered during the accident.
The boy was sitting behind his father on a 2001 Yamaha motorcycle, North Las Vegas police said. The 31-year-old father's 8-year-old son was sitting in front of the father. Only Victor was wearing a helmet, a plastic novelty helmet that was not lawful for protective use, according to police.
Police said they were riding in their neighborhood near Clayton Street and Tropical Parkway. At 6:40 p.m., on the 6100 block of Dawn View Lane, a Pontiac sedan that was parked on the curb made a U-turn in front of the motorcycle, which struck the car. Victor was thrown from the motorcycle and later pronounced dead at University Medical Center.
Investigators believe the Pontiac's 19-year-old female driver did not see the motorcycle. The father and the 8-year-old did not suffer serious injuries.
North Las Vegas police Sgt. Tim Bedwell said nobody has been cited in the case. Both drivers have submitted blood samples to investigators, he said, and the department will wait until the results from the tests are returned. Their names were not released.
Once police have the results, the case will likely be submitted to the district attorney's office to determine whether to cite the motorists, Bedwell said.
Created by: Lettie Kirby
Record added: May 07, 2010
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