Santa Cruz, CA…On Tuesday, December 20th at approximately 3:33 p.m. a Nissan 350Z sports car careened into a ravine off of Highway 1 and Park Avenue. The vehicle rolled several times before coming to a rest approximately 70 feet down the embankment. Witnesses report this vehicle may have been involved in some sort of speed contest or road rage incident prior to the collision.
The driver, a 21 year old male from Gilroy was transported to Dominican Hospital with minor injuries after the collision. Drugs/alcohol are not believed to be a factor in this collision. Both lanes of North Highway 1 were closed after the incident, and the fast lane was reopened shortly after. Traffic was very slow through the area during the investigation and recovery of the vehicle. No charges have been filed and though witness statements mention a second vehicle involved in the speed contest, CHP has been unable to substantiate allegations.