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Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle On Pacific Coast Highway In Malibu

Posted Aug. 28, 2014, 9:00 am

Staff Report

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in Malibu and critically injured, authorities said today.

The pedestrian was struck on Pacific Coast Highway, just south of Malibu Canyon Road, around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, and airlifted to a hospital, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Matt Dunn said.

The driver of the vehicle was questioned at the scene, Dunn said.

It was not known if the victim was in a crosswalk at the time of being struck, Dunn said.

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Aug. 28, 2014, 2:44:40 pm

Lynn said...

I do not know the circumstances of this accident, but driving at night in Santa Monica one has to be ever vigilant at the sides of the road for pedestrians in dark clothes walking and even jogging out in front of cars. They do this in situations were they are not visible until they are in the headlights, and are difficult to see even then. An equal danger is bicyclists dressed in dark clothes, whose bikes have no headlights or reflectors. One has to be very careful not to cut them off when making a right turn, day or night. Now that so many of our students are riding bikes to school, every bike MUST have a headlight and side and rear reflectors for when they might be used after dark. These young bicyclists must be warned of the danger of assuming a safe right of way in a bike lane when approaching a cross street where cars could be making a right turn. SIDE NOTE: My father was a pioneer in the 1930's and an eventual world authority on industrial safety. This was a dinner table conversation when I was growing up. Seventy years later, I am still very aware of safety hazards and how to lessen them.

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