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70-Year-Old Bicyclist Struck By Vehicle In Malibu On Pacific Coast Highway

Posted Jul. 19, 2014, 9:03 am

Staff Report

A bicyclist about 70 years old was airlifted to a hospital on Friday after he was struck by a vehicle on Pacific Coast Highway.

The victim was trying to make a southbound turn from Latigo Canyon Road onto PCH when he was struck by a northbound vehicle around 12:30 p.m., said Sgt. Shawn Ruda of the sheriff's Malibu-Lost Hills Station.

The rider's condition was not immediately available.

The crash closed one northbound lane of PCH for about an hour, Ruda said.

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Jul. 20, 2014, 11:00:17 am

LB said...

Cyclists on the PCH and winding canyon roads scare the hell out of me. I know bicycles have rights on the road too but you have to know that the energy and weight of a car far exceeds that of a bike. Bikes often come out into lanes in blind curves and almost seem to test drivers. Risk must be managed. Hope the man is ok.

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