Accident investigators in California say that a fatal crash in San Mateo County on Sept. 16 may have been caused by a water nozzle that had fallen off a truck owned by the California Department of Transportation. An 82-year-old Mountain View man was killed when the nozzle shattered his van's windshield and struck him in the neck. The accident took place on U.S. Highway 101 in East Palo Alto at approximately 1:10 p.m.
A 41-year-old California man lost his life on the morning of Aug. 10 when he drove the wrong way on Alexander Valley Road in a remote part of Sonoma County and struck an oncoming vehicle head-on. The California Highway Patrol say that their investigation into the incident is continuing and alcohol consumption or drug use have not been ruled out as possible contributory factors. The accident took place near Healdsburg at about 10:00 a.m.