Pedestrian killed on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu via hit-and-run
MALIBU, CA (June 7, 2022) – A pedestrian was killed on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu on Saturday according to CBS News.
The accident occurred on the 27000 block of PCH around 12:45 a.m. when a man was found in the #2 lane. He was struck by a car that fled the scene after the accident.
The injured man was subsequently taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for treatment, but ultimately succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
Investigators are still determining the cause of the accident, and those with information are encouraged to call Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station Traffic Investigations Office at (818) 878-1808 (Report Reference 22-02918-10).
We will update this story if and when more information becomes available.
Liability In Malibu Pedestrian Accidents
Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in pedestrian accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “An estimated 137,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for nonfatal crash-related injuries in 2017. Per trip, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash.” There are a number of factors that could lead to a pedestrian collision including:
- Drunk driving
- Driver distraction
- Inclement weather
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. The family of any victim that died in a pedestrian collision may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Malibu Pedestrian Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of the decedent in this case. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for what happened.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Malibu pedestrian accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need assistance after an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 395-7234.