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14 Year-Old Boy Dies in Dirtbike Accident [Updated]

Kevin Bella's 16 year-old brother Brandon is in critical condition after their bikes collided on city-owned property on Long Ridge Road.

[Editor's Note: This article has been updated to include the names of the accident victims.]

A 14 year-old Stamford boy died on Thursday after his off-road motorcycle collided with his 16 year-old brother's motorcycle while the two were riding on city-owned property on Long Ridge Road, according to a statement released by Sgt. Andrew Gallagher of the .

Police responded to a 911 call at 1:51 p.m. after a resident adjacent to the property reported hearing cries for help. A volunteer firefighter living nearby was the first to arrive at the scene.

Kevin Bella, 14, and his brother Brandon were transported to for treatment. Kevin died as a result of injuries sustained in the collision, while Brandon sustained life-threatening injuries and is in critical condition.

An investigation by the department's Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Squad indicated that the two motorcycles approached each other head-on and collided "slightly offset." According to the Stamford Advocate, the brothers were both wearing helmets and protective gear. 

The property where the brothers were found is one-quarter of a mile from the Long Ridge Road entrance, is owned by the city and is a former leaf recycling facility, according to Gallagher. Concrete blocks are used at the entrance to prevent vehicular access.

Amy Geigner August 21, 2012 at 09:03 AM
read the article before you post about not wearing a helmet. both boys were in full gear.
shiann smith August 25, 2012 at 03:02 AM
I went to school with Kevin bella. Kevin bella's mom was at work at the time and the father passed away two months earlier.
shiann smith August 25, 2012 at 03:10 AM
I went to school with Kevin bella. Kevin mom was at work at the time. And the father passed away two months earlier. But Kevin passed away doing somthing he loved!
Nicole August 25, 2012 at 04:23 AM
Before you open your mouth, know the damn facts!! DESTROYING the words? How about I destroy YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My family doesn't deserve this. I had to bury my little brother today.
Nicole August 25, 2012 at 04:23 AM
Shut your mouth unless you know the facts. MY BROTHERS WERE IN FULL GEAR!!!!!! MIND YOUR BUSINESS YOU PATHETIC LOW LIFE

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