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Doctor: Survivor collided with oncoming car on Calif. mountain road before 200-foot plunge
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) ' A physician says a 67-year-old man found alive after his car plunged 200 feet off a California mountain road some six days ago told him he collided with an oncoming car after being temporarily blinded by the headlights.
Dr. Garrett Sutter, an emergency room physician at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, told a press conference Friday that David Lavau was in serious but stable condition after his ordeal and should be released in three to four days.
Lavau's three children found their father Thursday afternoon after a detective narrowed his whereabouts to a treacherous mountain road about 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Lavau had survived by eating leaves and bugs and drinking creek water.
A second car with a body in it was found nearby.