Police are still searching for a man whose vehicle plunged off the road and into the Trinity River.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a man was driving west of Junction City in Helena in an MGB convertible. At around 2 in the afternoon, the driver apparently lost control of the car. It careened across an eastbound lane before plunging off the road, rolling 150 feet down an embankment covered in large rocks. It finally came to a stop in the Trinity River, where it was engulfed by 30 feet of water.
A rafting tour happened to be in the vicinity of the crash. Reportedly, one of the guides of that tour jumped into the water in an attempt to rescue the unconscious man. He cut the strap of the seat belt but had to come up for air. By the time the guide went back under the water, the river swept the man’s body away.
A search was initiated, with officials from numerous entities scouring the area via the ground, the air, and along the water. Weather conditions prevented a search of the air yesterday.
I’m sad to see any type of crash as a San Jose car accident attorney. California has some picturesque views, but sometimes that scenery can conceal a dangerous roadway. I wish the officers luck in their search, and as a personal injury lawyer in San Jose, I hold out hope that they can find the victim of this accident.