Malibu, California – Pedestrian Dies after Deadly Accident on Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, California (July 9, 2018) – The California Highway Patrol reported that a deadly pedestrian accident took place on the Pacific Coast Highway, in the vicinity of Yerba Buena Road. The incident occurred at approximately 8:45 AM at night on Sunday, July 8, 2018. Authorities have not revealed any detailed information concerning the identities of the people involved in the crash at this time.
As per the CHP report, an unidentified middle-aged man was walking down the Pacific Coast Highway and attempted to walk in an unmarked crossing area. Without warning, the victim was clipped by an oncoming Chevrolet van. First responders confirmed the pedestrian had died at the crash site. No further details have been provided about the driver.
As part of the investigation, authorities closed down all southbound lanes on the Pacific Coast Highway until further notice.
As of now, CHP has assumed full control over the investigation.
We extend our deepest condolences and most loving prayers to the family and friends of the male pedestrian during this difficult time.
By law, drivers must decrease their speed to make way for pedestrians in both marked and unmarked crossing zones. Authorities have confirmed the man was walking in an unmarked crossing area on the PCH.
Authorities are working hard to determine what additional factors may have caused the crash. Forensic teams will examine photographs of the crash site and inspect the vehicle for mechanical issues or system failure. Officials will also consider if alcohol, drugs, negligence, or recklessness also played any part in the events leading up to the crash.
Depending on the results of the case, the family of the pedestrian will have legal rights to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the guilty parties. By seeking legal assistance, these individuals can receive compensation for a variety of issues including medical bills, funeral expenses, and tragic loss.
We at Brady Law Group will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on your recovery.
If you’ve been injured as the result of another person’s negligence, please call us at (866) 211-2562 to receive a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys.
Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident.