Terrible news for those interested in the results of the torso rotation study going on at Dr. Mooney's Spine & Sport. I just saw this article in the news and checked his website and sure enough it's he who died. How very sad. Hopefully someone will continue on with the study.

Man who died after car went into ditch is identified
78-year-old wasn't breathing when paramedics arrived.



SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO – A man who died Tuesday after a solo-vehicle crash in which his car went into a ditch near a freeway off-ramp has been identified, authorities said.

Vert Mooney, 78, of Del Mar, suffered traumatic injuries, was not breathing and his heart was not beating when paramedics arrived near the Junipero Serra Roadd off-ramp of the southbound I-5 freeway Tuesday afternoon, said Capt. Greg McKeown of the Orange County Fire Authority.

The man was taken to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo.

A California Highway Patrol officer at the hospital later confirmed that Mooney died, CHP officer Chris Goodwin said.

The incident was reported at 1:19 p.m., the CHP said. Mooney may have fallen asleep, a witness told CHP. His white Honda CRV went down into a ditch and hit a tree.

Several good Samaritans pulled over to help Mooney, CHP and Orange County fire officials said.

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is asked to call the CHP's San Juan Capistrano office at 949-487-4000, Goodwin said.

Also, confirmation at http://www.spineandsport.com/VertMooney.html