The Cause Of The Accident Is Under Investigation
A tragic collision occurred on Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) on Saturday, April 29 at 3:10 p.m., resulting in one fatality and multiple injuries. According to Santa Monica Police Department spokesperson Office of the Chief of Police, Lieutenant Erika R. Aklufi, a Toyota Camry heading southbound and a Hyundai heading northbound were involved in the accident.
The Camry crashed into the passenger side of the Hyundai as it was turning left into Beach Lot 4 North. All ten occupants of both vehicles were rushed to UCLA Westwood with varying degrees of injuries, ranging from minor scrapes and bruises to broken bones.
Sadly, one of the backseat passengers of the Hyundai sustained a major leg injury and later passed away at the hospital.
The cause of the collision is still under investigation, and authorities are looking into whether drugs or alcohol played a role. The driver of the Toyota remains in critical but stable condition for a chest injury. The passenger from the Toyota and the occupants of the Hyundai were admitted overnight for non-life-threatening injuries.