Southern California’s killer highway has claimed the the life of yet another person on a bicycle.
The Malibu Times is reporting that a bike rider was killed on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu Thursday afternoon — the same day another victim was killed on PCH in Huntington Beach.
And at nearly the same location another bike rider was killed just a month ago.
The victim, who hasn’t been publicly identified, was struck by a driver at PCH and Big Rock Drive around 2 pm.
He was dead in the street by the time emergency personnel got there.
According to the Canyon News, the driver isn’t suspected of being under the influence, which suggests this was not a hit-and-run.
Traffic signals were upgraded at the intersection in 2014 to improve safety; clearly, it didn’t work.
Unfortunately, there’s no further information at this time. No word on which way the victim and his killer where going, or how the crash occurred.
This is at least the seventh bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the third that I’m aware of in Los Angeles County.
It’s also the fourth person killed riding a bike on PCH in Malibu in just the last none months. Just more evidence of a serious traffic safety problem in the beachfront city.
Correction: I originally misidentified the cross street as Black Rock, rather than Big Rock, for reasons that will forever escape me. Thanks to Andrew Goldstein for the heads-up.
There is no bike lane at PCH and Big Rock. Not enough room between the car lane and the rocky slope.