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Crash Brings Traffic on PCH to a Crawl

A driver who was headed westbound on PCH crashed into a parked car along the highway.

Pacific Coast Highway. Patch file photo.
Pacific Coast Highway. Patch file photo.

Originally posted at 12:33 p.m. Edited with new details.

A crash on westbound Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu slowed traffic to a crawl today, a sheriff's lieutenant said.

The collision in the 21000 block of PCH, just west of Las Flores Canyon Road, was reported at 11:21 a.m., said sheriff's Lt. James Royal.

"A driver who was headed westbound on PCH crashed into a parked car along the highway," Royal said. "The force of the collision flipped over the driver's car and blocked the westbound lanes."

Both westbound lanes and one eastbound lane were initially blocked. But the car has since been righted, and one westbound lane was reopened, Royal said.

"But the crash has slowed traffic to a crawl through that area," he said.

All lanes on PCH were finally reopened around 12:35 p.m, according to the sheriff's department.

The driver, alone in the car, complained of pain but refused transport to a hospital, Royal said. No other injuries were reported.

--City News Service


Krista May 20, 2014 at 04:24 PM
PCH runs north and south. You might want to redo this article so that people could know what you are talking about
Jamie Ottilie May 20, 2014 at 05:39 PM
It runs east/west through Malibu -the article is quoting how the Sheriff reports it.
John Cairns May 20, 2014 at 06:57 PM
Jamie is correct. Portions of PCH run north, south and west
Penny Arévalo May 20, 2014 at 07:03 PM
When I first moved to the area (off of Las Virgenes), it was odd to hear go south to the beach. I got so used to it that when I moved away, it was then odd to hear go west to the beach!

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