Tag: Pacific Coast Highway

Four Students Fatally Struck In PCH Crash Near Pepperdine

October 18, 2023 ·

MALIBU—On October 17, at approximately 8:30 p.m., there was a fatal traffic accident in the 21600 block of Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) near the campus of Pepperdine University. According to authorities, PCH was closed in both directions between Carbon Canyon Road and Las Flores Canyon Road. Law enforcement indicated the road may be closed for an extended period due to the ongoing investigation.

Four women were struck and killed by a car traveling at a high rate of speed. At least three others were injured. The driver has been arrested.

Pepperdine University shared the following details on their website:

“After receiving the tragic news of a fatal accident near the Malibu campus last night, the University has reason to believe the four individuals who were killed on Pacific Coast Highway were Seaver College students. The University is in contact with authorities and will assist with the notifications of family members when appropriate. Our community has experienced a tremendous loss and encourages everyone to prioritize their health and well-being.”

Pepperdine University reminded readers they will not be able to, “share names without official confirmation from local authorities.”

“As our community begins to navigate the profound grief and loss of yesterday’s tragic events, the Hub for Spiritual Life will provide the community opportunities for communal prayer and reflection. Stauffer Chapel will be open today, October 18, from noon to 8 PM and then after The Well. Stauffer Chapel will also be open tomorrow, October 19, from 10 AM to 1 PM, where the University Chaplain and Hub for Spiritual Life staff will be available to provide ministerial care to all who need spiritual support at this time. The Well, which will proceed as scheduled this evening at 8 PM at the Amphitheater, will hold a special night of prayer and worship. All are welcome to pray, reflect, mourn, and share fellowship with one another,” Pepperdine University stated on its website. 

The victims killed in the collision have been identified as seniors Niamh Rolston, Peyton Stewart, Asha Weir, and Deslyn Williams.

A prayer service will be held on Thursday, October 19 at 10 a.m. for members of the Pepperdine community. Members of the media may not attend in person but are welcome to join the event via Zoom.

By Sharon

Gary Busey Involved In Alleged Hit-And-Run In Malibu

September 11, 2023 ·

MALIBU—TMZ reported that actor Gary Busey was alleged to be involved in a hit-and-run incident that transpired on Pacific Coast Highway last week. Video was obtained by the media outlet of a woman who indicated Busey rear-ended her vehicle in a shopping parking lot and fled the scene.

The woman followed Busey recording him as she attempted to get his attention to note he collided into her vehicle and fled the scene. Video depicts Busey pulling into a restaurant parking lot where the woman confronted Busey who refused to provide his information, but stated his insurance was Progressive, and he responded, “I’m private.” Before he drives off.

Busey has been acting since 1974 after his debut in the flick “Thunderbold and Lightfoot” directed by Michael Cimino. He was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his performance as Buddy Holly in the film “The Buddy Holly Story. Other films the actor has starred in include, “Silver Bullet,” “Lethal Weapon,” “Predator 2,” “The Firm,” and “Under Siege” to name a few.

He has made appearances on reality TV with bits on “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew,” “Celebrity Apprentice” and “Dancing with the Stars.” Busey was injured in a motorcycle accident in December 1988 where he fractured his skull and suffered permanent brain damage after not wearing a helmet. In 1997, he had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor form his sinus cavity.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Malibu Station is currently investigating the hit-and-run incident. Busey has not commented on the incident since it was first reported.

By Trevor

Geologist And Engineers Attempt To Remove Crumbling Bluffs

July 26, 2023 ·

SANTA MONICA—On Tuesday, July 25, at approximately 10:30 p.m., work crews began work on the Santa Monica Bluffs that have recently began to show visible wear. For two weeks citizens in the Santa Monica area have contacted authorities with video footage and photos with what appears to be a split in the middle of the bluffs just over the Pacific Coast Highway. Residents have voiced their concerns that the bluffs may indeed fall and crumble onto Pacific Coast Highway.

Santa Monica city officials reported in, The Union Bulletin, that, “The huge fissure running down the bluffs above the Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica is hard to miss and was likely caused by heavy rains that soaked southern California earlier this year.”

Geologist and city engineers have rushed to the bluffs to find the safest way to remove the bluffs in the area they are threatening to fall. Specialist will begin to remove the piece that appears to be ready to crumble for the safety and well-being of those traveling on the PCH.

By Sharon

Woman Rescued After Driving Off PCH In Malibu

June 14, 2023 ·

MALIBU—On Friday, June 9, a woman in a 2002 silver Mercedes drove off the Pacific Coast Highway and into the Pacific Ocean.

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit shared video of the rescue as the California Highway Patrol (CHP) ground and water worked with the aviation unit to get the lone victim of the crash out of the water, above the rocky shores of Malibu. She was hoisted onto the gurney and into the helicopter.

According to CHP, the driver was airlifted to Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks where she was listed in serious condition. She is expected to recover from her injuries. There was no evidence of a possible DUI.

Reports indicate that the driver’s car was recovered on Sunday, June 11. The name of the victim has not been released.

By Sharon