Search for Meteor Shower Leads to Search for Driver

The Mustang crashed off a mountain road late Tuesday, but the driver suffered only minor injuries

A man was searching for a good view of the Geminid meteor shower Tuesday night when he drove off a windy moutain road in his  Ford Mustang and tumbled about 100 feet down a hill, according to authorities.

The crash occurred at about 11:30 p.m., Tuesday on Glendora Mountain Road.

The man phoned for help and LA County Fire launched a helicopter unit and dispatched ground crews to locate the driver. They found the man and his vehicle about 100 feet down the side of the road.

The driver suffered minor injuries, according to the fire department officials.

As for the spectacular meteor shower, it was best observed until sunrise Wednesday, although it's possible the Geminids -- pieces of debris from a space object called 3200 Phaethon -- might be viewed through Friday night. The shower can be viewed each year in mid-December.

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