Fatal Traffic Collision

Release Date/Time: 9/15/2014 6:34 PM

Incident: Fatal Traffic Collision

Report #: 14-090795

Date: Monday, 9/15/2014

Time: 2:53 PM

Location: East Bernal Drive / Natividad Road

At the listed time officers responded to a traffic collision on East Bernal just west of Natividad Road. Upon arrival they found an 83-year-old WMA seated in the driver's seat deceased. His red Nissan Altima was leaning vertical against a telephone pole with the rear bumper on the ground and the front grill pointed straight up. The only visible injuries were minor and appeared to be post-mortem. The investigation showed that the driver was s/b Natividad Road when he probably suffered some type medical ailment that caused him to go unconcious and lose control of the car. Just as he began to turn right onto Bernal, the car straightened out and drove across the dirt medium for about 145' before traveling another 92' across the e/b lanes of Bernal and the sidewalk before striking the guide wire to the pole. The car went vertical and rotated to where it came to rest against the pole. It did not appear the driver tried to brake or steer to avoid the collision. The case is still under investigation.

Release Authorized by: Gerard Ross

Telephone: (831) 758-7975

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