The driver whose pickup plunged about 100 feet down a coastal cliff north of Bodega Bay on Saturday has been identified as a Santa Rosa resident.
Jay McDivitt, 65, survived with cuts to his head and pain in his back and ribs after the 2002 Nissan Frontier ran off the cliff in a parking area of Duncans Cove, according to the CHP.
Witnesses told emergency responders the truck’s driver had slowly driven around the large parking area before going over the cliff about 1 p.m. The truck landed on its wheels, hitting the beach not far from playing children.
McDivitt had been wearing his seat and shoulder belt, and the truck’s airbags deployed. He remained strapped in when firefighters and paramedics arrived on the beach.
McDivitt was flown by medical helicopter to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. His condition wasn’t available Monday afternoon.
The crash remained under investigation Monday.
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