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A family destroyed by a meaningless drunk driving death

Friends hug the family members of Gregory Girgis, 26, on July 2 at the crash scene where Girgis was killed.
Friends hug their families Gregory Gilgis, 26, July 2, at the crash site where Gilgis was killed. Photo courtesy of Jack Boland/Toronto Sun

At least two families have been destroyed and countless Lamentation after a driver allegedly drunk killed a young man in downtown Toronto.

A pointless tragedy just before midnight on Friday killed Gregory Nathan Gilgis, 26, who was walking to the gym after shifting at a nearby Jack Astor restaurant. rice field.

Another pedestrian, 32 years old, was also severely injured and hospitalized.

Three cars were involved in the smash-up on University Avenue and Wellington Street, and as Friday night melted into Saturday morning, various drivers and passengers were also taken to the hospital. ..

Almost immediately, a memorial to the dead appeared at the scene of the accident.

On Saturday, a large photo of smiling Greg Gilgis was placed in an easel near where he died, and flowers and other compliments were left there by his family and friends.

His cousin, Mina Tawadras, said on Sunday afternoon that people continued to appear at the scene of the accident to share their memories and condolences to their families.

"He was just walking. He was just walking," said Tawadrous.

"And he is 26. He has brothers and sisters. He is an uncle. I think his family is shocked. They will continue for days to come.

Gilgis' parents and brother Kevin, brother Victor, and sister Sarah Munos were on Saturday as an instant monument while the family bravely spoke to the media and were embraced by their loved ones. I was there.

Gilgis' distraught and crying mother, Avril Higginson, and his devastated father, Atef Gilgis, spoke distrustfully about their loss.

"We are shocked. I still can't believe it," she said. Atef GilgistoldToronto SunJack Bolandon Saturday.

 "Ask God to give us the power to deal with this."

Gilgis has his infectious laughter, honesty, and him. Was praised by those who knew him with his kind heart. He was portrayed as a diligent child who helped everyone.

Undoubtedly, after this weekend's pointless tragedy, another young man's family, the Nitantacourt family, is also shocked.

Also, at the age of 26, Takul was arrested and charged with a driving disorder that caused death and physical harm in the incident.

Thakur faces six accusations. This includes over 80 operations that cause death and physical harm, as well as dangerous driving that causes death and physical harm.

He was accused of driving the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee at the red light on Wellington Avenue and colliding with two cars traveling north on University Avenue. Being struck, Gilgis died. Seven people were sent to the hospital.

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