1 Seriously Injured in Malibu Car Accident on Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, California (April 17, 2023) – One person was airlifted to the hospital after a two-vehicle collision that happened Sunday evening in Malibu, the California Highway Patrol said.
The collision also left Pacific Coast Highway entirely blocked.
CHP said the wreck transpired at around 7:29 p.m. near the 35000 block of the highway at Leo Carrillo State Beach.
A blue pickup truck and a silver car were involved in the crash. The vehicles were blocking traffic lanes, and one of them was overturned, with occupants possibly trapped inside.
One person suffered severe injuries in the accident. The Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatched a helicopter to airlift the patient to the hospital.
The air ambulance landed near the scene moments later and transported the victim to an unknown hospital.
PCH remained blocked in both directions during rescue and investigation.
At around 8:30 p.m., southbound lanes were still blocked, but northbound motorists were being allowed to pass at regular intervals. The northbound lane was expected to be reopened shortly after.