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Shooting Leads to Car Crash, One Dead

Posted on July 26, 2012

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English: Police investigating a car accident in Markham, ON. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A shooting and a single car crash occurred on Tuesday evening, July 24. It was a single car accident that involved an SUV. When police officers arrived, they found gunshot wounded victims inside the car, one was dead and two were injured. It is believed that the accident was sparked by a drive by.

The accident happened near Ivanhoe on Road 156 and Avenue 362. It is unclear yet on how and why the accident happened. Investigators are releasing very little information about the incident until they have a better understanding of what transpired between the SUV and another passing car. They have not told the public on who was driving the car and whether the survivors are cooperating with the police or not. Policemen are trying to assess whether shooting was gang-related activity.

Eighteen year old Cruz Medina died on the scene. Investigators are also trying to figure out whether he died because of the shooting or because of the impact of the accident. The two other people who were injured included a 19-year old male and a 26-year old adult male. The 19-year old is said to have suffered from minor injuries because of the crash. He was released from the hospital after he was checked and looked after. The 26-year old suffered a gunshot wound but it was not life threatening. He stayed at the hospital a while longer while doctors addressed his wounds and helped him recover.

From the looks of the accident, there is a strong possibility that gang members and gang activity played a part in this fiasco. Officials have a violent crimes unit investigating the incident to determine what could have caused the shooting.

The fear in these men when the shooting started must have been immense. Driving a SUV down a dark street during night time only to have another car pass by and shoot bullets will, of course, take the driver and passengers by surprise. The swerving and crash that resulted from the shooting is only expected. It is just saddening that anyone would wish to inflict personal injury to somebody else.

The family of the victim is probably agonizing over the wrongful death of their loved one. Losing a relative in a wrongful death accident is hard and sometimes incomprehensible. Questions of “Why would someone do this?” and “How could this happen?” spring up. It is never fair or right when a human being takes the life of another human being.

If you have lost someone in a wrongful death accident, do not hesitate to call a Riverside personal injury attorney to file a claim. It is in your right to stand up for justice and to make sure the guilty party pays for their wrong-doings.

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