Toronto Sun - Don Peat, July 7, 2009
Two families are grieving the death of two young men after a speeding convertible spun out of control and into a guardrail on the Don Valley Parkway last night.
Friends of the two dead men, Adam Bhagiratti, 21, and Geetesh Singh, 20, have already started Facebook tributes to them. The car was registered to Bhagiratti's father.
Both men were pronounced dead at the scene, just south of Eglinton Ave. around 8:30 p.m.
Friends and relatives were gathering at Bhagiratti's family home in Scarborough today.
A cousin that answered the door requested privacy and described the driver as a good man.
Toronto Police are continuing to investigate the crash – possibly caused by street racing – that also sent a 21-year-old girl to hospital. The girl had various injuries, including broken bones, police said, but was treated and released last night.
The car, a red Nissan 300 ZX, was in the centre, northbound lane when the driver lost control, police said.
Sgt. Tim Burrows said police are continuing to search for a white car seen before the crash in the centre lane, just in front of the red Nissan 300 ZX.
"No one has said they were passing each other, just that they were passing everybody else," Burrows said.
At some point, the red car careened off the road.
"It went through the right guard rail, it took out about a 40-foot section of the guardrail and a light standard and ended up facing southbound in the grass on the side of the road," Burrows said.
Police are still trying to determine how fast the car was going at the time and if alcohol was a factor.
"Given the circumstances, we'll have to wait for toxicology for that," he said.
~~Editor's Note~~ This is without a doubt my favorite post in regards to the above crash. There is no evidence that contact was made between the two cars described in the 'street race'. Toronto Police - Traffic Services are hoping to speak to the driver of the white car, in hopes that some light can be acuratley shed on what transpired.