"The driver said the pelican swooping into sight caused him to drop his mobile phone"
So he was holding his phone while driving a £1m 1000hp car. I suppose if you can afford a £1m car, you can afford to lose it.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32yyvmlGOdo"]YouTube- Bugatti Veyron Crashing into the Water - CRASH - SPLASH![/ame] (warning, contains NSFW audio)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVwVx41zX9s"]YouTube- Bugatti lands in salt water lagoon[/ame]
You'll note that the air-brake/spoiler is in the raised position. This rather implies a speed somewhat higher than 65mph limit in the Bay Area!
OK, so having watched Martin's find, maybe it wasn't so fast, but nor did I see any pelicans (or Lambo for that mater!)