It looks like LA County’s killer highway has claimed yet another victim.
KCBS-2 reports that someone has been killed riding a bicycle on PCH in Malibu, between Big Rock Drive and Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Video from the scene appears to place the crash on the westbound side of the roadway, where riders are forced to either share the lane with impatient drivers, or use the poor quality shoulder, which varies in width and is frequently blocked by debris and parked cars.
According to My News LA, the crash occurred around 2 pm Tuesday afternoon; the victim died at the scene.
Malibu State Senator Henry Stern had this to say after driving by the aftermath of the crash.
A coat. A book. A toothbrush. A can of beans split open. A few other cans that weren’t. He has a name. He was once a baby boy to a mom and dad. Every life, even those among us who sleep in the dust and have no one, is of equal and immeasurable value.
— Senator Henry Stern (@SenHenryStern) December 22, 2021
No other information is available at this time.
This is at least the 63rd bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the 16th that I’m aware of in Los Angeles County.
The victim is also at least the third bicyclist killed on PCH in Malibu this year.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for the victim and his or her loved ones.
Thanks to Yves Dawtur for the heads-up.