A driver in Malibu on Saturday narrowly escaped death twice in a matter of moments. According to the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station, the driver was driving along Malibu Canyon Road about 30 miles outside of Los Angeles when he lost control of his SUV. This resulted in a terrible crash which left his car dangling over the edge of the cliff.
The driver, whose identity has not yet been released by authorities, was able to climb out of the precipitous vehicle as it lay with the front end over the barrier. However, as the driver exited the vehicle, he was struck by a passing tour bus. Luckily, emergency responders from the Los Angeles Fire Department and California Highway Patrol were quick to arrive and found him conscious and breathing. He was then rushed to a local hospital. No update has yet been given on his status.
The Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station released a statement about the accident on Facebook:
At 4:30 pm, Malibu-Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station responded to a vehicle accident on Malibu Canyon Road, 1/2 mile south of the tunnel. The male adult driver lost control of his vehicle, nearly going over the side. The driver became disoriented and exited the vehicle and was struck by a passing tour bus. Fortunately for the man, he was conscious and breathing on our arrival and was treated by the fast response of our partners at the Los Angeles County Fire Department and California Highway Patrol. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
This is another reminder of the need to drive safely through the canyons of our beautiful area and to use extreme caution at the scene of a traffic collision. The accident is being investigated by the CHP.
The Sheriff’s Station also included a photo with their Facebook post, showing the damaged car dangling dangerously over a concrete barrier. The accident is still under investigation, though California Highway Patrol believes no one else was injured.
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