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Teen Suicide Attempt Caused Injury Crash, Police Say

Charges of assault with a deadly weapon are being sought.

A crash that stopped traffic Monday afternoon was caused by a teen who attempted suicide, police say.

Police responded to the two-vehicle wreck on Warren Road at Benton Road, just north of Temecula city limits, shortly after 2:30 p.m.

The drivers of the vehicles, a 16-year-old boy and a 52-year-old man, sustained minor to moderate injuries and were transported to Inland Valley Medical Center, according to Sgt. K. McDonald of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

But during the police investigation it was discovered the teen deliberately crashed into the man’s vehicle in an apparent suicide attempt, the sergeant said, noting that sheriff investigators interviewed the 16-year-old at the hospital. 

The boy will be sent for a mental health evaluation after receiving treatment for his injuries and charges of assault with a deadly weapon will be sought against him, McDonald said.

The investigation is continuing at this time.

TheOtherGuy December 07, 2012 at 05:28 AM
Thanks, "keepn it real" -- Wise words, kind thoughts!
Gandhi December 07, 2012 at 06:58 AM
GC - You ARE A FART!
Brenda December 07, 2012 at 08:10 AM
Gandhi wears a rice package? Long grain or Jasmine? I prefer Jasmine myself. It has a slightly different taste, a touch of sweetness and easier to make either dryer or moist, ie sticky rice. Well, we have a toilet paper wearer, now Gandhi is wearing a rice package, wonder who will show up in what tomorrow? Gal Cann will be dressed like a turd or a big fat blunt right?
JJ December 10, 2012 at 01:02 AM
@ Brenda, you must have confused me with someone else, I have just moved in this area not too long ago, and have NEVER posted on the patch until this article.

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