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Man Dies After His Car Plunges Off San Pedro Pier

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A man died this afternoon from his injuries after his car plunged off the pier at the Port of Los Angeles.

It happened around 3 pm on Navy Way near Pier 300, according to City News Service. The man was rescued and taken to a nearby hospital where he died from his injuries later, according to ABC 7.

"We have witnesses who observed the driver on the wrong side of the roadway," Los Angeles Police Sergeant Sgt. Jerome Calhoun told ABC. "All of a sudden he veered to his right to switch back over to the right side of traffic, which caused him to run off the road."

His car landed in murky water about 8 feet deep, and divers had to punch out windows to rescue him. The wreckage was retrieved from the water around 5 pm, and police told ABC they plan to investigate whether the car had any mechanical problems.