Sweetwater Union Trustee John McCann back to work two months after nearly dying in crash
McCann not cited for crash
Last Updated: 73 days ago
CHULA VISTA, Calif. - Sweetwater Union High School District Trustee John McCann returned to work nearly two months after he nearly died in a car crash.
The 45-year-old attended his first Sweetwater Board meeting Monday afternoon.
On July 24, McCann's car was hit nearly head-on by another car on Telegraph Canyon Road in Chula Vista. Firefighters had to pull an unconscious McCann from the car. The other driver sustained a cut to his arm and had a sore back and neck.
Chula Vista police initially said McCann might have caused the crash when he pulled in front of the other vehicle. However, an in-depth police investigation revealed the other driver was over the speed limit, going 87 mph in a 45 mph zone.
Police said McCann should have been able to make his turn onto Telegraph Canyon Road without being hit.
"I completely feel vindicated," McCann told 10News. "I had never gotten a speeding ticket, I had never been in an accident, and I'd always been an extremely safe driver, especially when my kids were born."
McCann said he was happy to put the accident behind him and refocus on the school district.
"I'm just very blessed to be alive," said McCann.
Chula Vista police said they have not decided whether to charge the other driver, 50-year-old Martin Duncan, who is also a Sweetwater Union employee.
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