Fatality Car vs. Pedestrian Collision Closes PCH Tuesday Morning
Collision in the 300 Block of Pacific Coast Highway Closes Lanes Just Before Rush Hour
November 24, 2017
A young man crossing PCH at 5:30 am was hit and killed by a 70 year old male driver in a Honda Civic, the Santa Monica Observer has learned. The collision closed traffic in both directions on PCH.
It forced enormous amounts of traffic into the area around the Santa Monica Civic Center, into the late morning on Tuesday.
Santa Monica Police report that a collision in the 300 block of Pacific Coast Highway, has closed lanes of the important artery at 5:30 Tuesday morning. Southbound traffic from Malibu has been affected.
"Please avoid the area of the 300 block of PCH for the next few hours for a collision investigation," police said . The SMPD Press Release reads as follows.
This morning at about 5:30 a.m., the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) responded to a radio call for service regarding a traffic collision involving a pedestrian at the 300 block of Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). Upon arrival, officers discovered a pedestrian in the roadway. An involved vehicle along with the driver were on scene when officers arrived. A second involved vehicle was located on PCH in Pacific Palisades.
Unfortunately, the pedestrian was deceased prior to officer’s arrival.
SMPD's Major Accident Response Team responded to the collision to conduct an investigation. A preliminary investigation revealed the pedestrian was in the roadway for unknown reasons. A vehicle travelling northbound along Pacific Coast Highway struck the pedestrian. A second vehicle also travelling northbound stuck the pedestrian. Both drivers are cooperating with the investigation and there has been no preliminary indications either driver was impaired.
The investigation is ongoing and investigators are interested in speaking with anyone who was in the area near the time of the collision. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Investigator Jason Olson at (310) 458-8954, Sergeant Cortez at (310) 458-8713 or the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) 458-8495.