Even a seat belt couldn’t save the driver of a 100 mph car in Dana Point Sunday when the vehicle slammed into a utility pole, the victim was ejected through the windshield and then run over by another vehicle.
The driver was wearing a seat belt. “He was driving at such a high rate of speed the seatbelt was pulled away from its anchor point” when the vehicle struck the pole, Orange County Sheriff’s Lt. Jerry Carlsen said.
The driver of the vehicle that ran over the ejected motorist stopped at the scene, he said.
It happened at 2:30 a.m. at Pacific Coast Highway and Doheny Park Plaza, said Carlsen.
Witnesses told sheriff’s investigators the sedan was southbound at about 100 mph on Pacific Coast Highway, Carlsen said.
“The driver lost control of the vehicle, struck a light pole, was ejected through the windshield and run over by at least one vehicle,” the lieutenant said.
The sheriff’s Major Accident Reconstruction Team was investigating the crash and a SigAlert was issued closing Pacific Coast Highway between Doheny Park Road and Dana Point Harbor Drive, Carlsen said.
— Staff and wire reports
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