Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A Pioneer High Graduate got killed in Car crash

Sukhpreet Grewal, 18 years old and a Pioneer High graduate got killed when he hit a tree on Montague Expressway just east of Lafayette Street on a wet road. Grewal, who was wearing a seat belt, was taken to Valley Medical Center, where he died because of his injuries. The California Highway Patrol reported that Grewal's GMC Yukon car was traveling at high speed. But on Tuesday they did not release any new details regarding the investigation.

The CHP (California Highway Patrol) did not reveal whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the accident. However, Grewal’s friend named Joey Tiscornia said that Grewal had been at a house party before the crash had happened. Other friends also said that drinking and driving was not in Grewal's character. They said that he was a man of character, with aspirations and a good role model to others.

Drunk driving and over-speeding are two of the most common causes of death among teenage drivers. In fact, federal statistics show that about 60 percent of all teen deaths in car accidents are alcohol-related.

Unless authorities implement stricter measures in drunk driving violations among teen drivers, the unending cycle of teenage death in car accidents will continue unabated.

The investigation is still ongoing. It was so sad to lose such a young man with big dreams. No matter what the result of the investigation will be, there is still one thing that cannot be changed; the life of Sukhpreet Grewal will never turn back and the life of his loved ones will not be the same anymore.