Man dies after crashing Ferrari near Woodside


A 46-year-old man died after crashing a rented Ferrari that was part of a caravan of expensive sports cars traveling near Woodside on Wednesday afternoon, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said.

The victim, identified by the San Mateo County coroner's office as San Jose resident David Michael Wright, was traveling west on state Highway 84, about a mile west of state Highway 35, shortly after 12:25 p.m., CHP Officer Art Montiel said.

For a reason yet to be determined, Mr. Wright failed to negotiate a left curve on the road and went about 100 feet down an embankment before crashing into a redwood tree, Officer Montiel said.

Despite wearing a seatbelt, Mr. Wright was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Mr. Montiel.

The car was a rental from a San Jose-based Ferrari car club and Mr. Wright was traveling with a group of other high-end sports car enthusiasts, Officer Montiel said.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, but it appears that neither alcohol nor drugs were involved, he said.

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by SteveC
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Sep 8, 2016 at 12:31 pm

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So sad. Condolences to the family of Mr. Wright.

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Posted by Member
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Sep 8, 2016 at 2:48 pm

Was this Club Sportiva?

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Posted by Mike Keenly
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Sep 10, 2016 at 12:32 pm

Better reporting by other outlets points to "yes".

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Posted by La Hondan
a resident of another community
on Sep 13, 2016 at 4:36 pm

My condolences to his family - I'm very sorry for their loss. That said, the La Honda community is completely fed up with irresponsible recreational use of the lifeline to our town. Every weekend groups of motorcycles racing, car clubs racing, bicycles impeding traffic has resulted in more deaths this summer than I can ever remember. These roads weren't built for recreation, they were built to get people from point a to point b. Please, please, please stop using Highways 84 (and 35 and 1) as amateur race tracks for ANY kind of vehicle!

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