Let there be no doubt: summer is on its way. Sure, it may not exactly be beach weather yet, but the steady rise in the number of shootings, stabbings, and (surprise!) no-helmet motorcycle accidents that heralds the arrival of warmer temperatures has begun once again. Took care of one patient over the weekend who was shot while driving, and ended up crashing into a highway embankment. One GSW to the abdomen, another to the chest. Quickly tubed in the trauma bay, then run straight up to the OR.