A bike crash kills former Stanford water polo coach, Dante Dettamanti

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PALO ALTO, CA – According to Stanford law enforcement water polo coach Dante Dettamanti died Tuesday after crashing his bicycle on Canada Road.

On Tuesday, November 7, 2022, Redwood City CHP office received a call around 4:05 pm. According to CHP spokesman Officer Art Montiel, cyclist collided with a San Mateo County Public Works Department Street Sweeper that was parked on the right shoulder.

Dettamanti, the cyclist, 80 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene.

During his 25 years coaching at Stanford, Dettamanti led the university’s water polo team to eight NCAA championships and 14 championship games.

In addition to winning at least eight championships, he was the second NCAA coach ever to win more than 600 games.

He also coached the USA water polo teams to gold and silver medals at the 1979 and 1981 World University Games. He was elected to the national Water Polo Hall of Fame in 2002.

The number of preventable deaths from bicycle transportation incidents increased 16% in 2020 and have increased 44% in the last 10 years, from 873 in 2011 to 1,260 in 2020. At the same time, the number of preventable nonfatal injuries has declined 39%, from 536,412 in 2011 to 325,173 in 2020. However, the number of preventable nonfatal injuries did increase 5% in 2020 compared to 2019. (Source)

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