UPDATE: Hit-and-Run Driver Injures Toddler and Mother on PCH

Photo Credit: John Schreiber
Photo Credit: John Schreiber

A 3-year-old boy and his mother were hospitalized in stable condition today after being struck by a hit-and-run driver on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu and deputies were continuing to search for the motorist who fled the scene.

The crash happened about 8:30 p.m. Friday in the 25500 block of PCH, between Corral Canyon Road and Puerco Canyon Road, according to Lt. Robert Wiard of the Lost Hills/Malibu Sheriff's Station.

The incident shut down PCH in both directions until about 10 p.m., sheriff's Sgt. James Braden said.

Both victims were conscious and breathing when they were airlifted to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood, Braden said. The two were listed in stable condition as of Saturday afternoon.

Description of Suspect Vehicle Released

The suspect vehicle was described as "a silver or white vehicle, possibly a small SUV," said sheriff's Lt. Patrick Mathers. 

Evidence from the suspect vehicle was left at the scene.

- City News Service contributed to a portion of this report.

Mike Curtis July 28, 2013 at 10:54 PM
Say you're driving along PCH, when two pedestrians dart in front of you. Despite your best efforts, you hit them. Tragic accident. I'm assuming that everyone would do what I would do. Pull over immediately, call 911, and render help to the victims. However, in the accident the other evening the driver, incredibly, drove away. Leaving a mother and toddler to their fate. I'm going to suggest that the driver in question is, aside from being remarkably callous, was probably drunk or in possession of something they didn't want the cops to see. Enough to possibly kill 2 people. What safety measures will prevent such an individual from doing something like this? People will jaywalk and criminals will break the law. I'm still saying that more cops will deter or more rapidly apprehend the kind of people that safety measures won't matter to. If more cops were on the PCH when the bastard that killed Emily was careening along, maybe they would have got him first.
Ann Tomkins July 29, 2013 at 12:57 PM
After Emily was killed on PCH, I was driving not far from this latest accident when a car came up behind me fast, over 80 mph, using the right shoulder to pass. They proceeded to drive around the cars stopped for the red light at Corral and blew right through the intersection. I pulled over and called 911. First it went to the CHP, then they transferred me to Lost Hills because this is the Sheriff's jurisdiction. Later that evening I read in the online version of the Ventura County Star that the car eventually was stopped at Point Mugu when it struck another vehicle. The CHP was complaining that they had not received any calls when the driver was speeding through Malibu. Apparently there were no cops patrolling between Corral and Pt. Mugu and Lost Hills doesn't communicate well with the CHP. Yes, we need more officers patrolling PCH and they should be CHP officers. The road was safer back when the CHP patrolled.
Bu Mbsc July 29, 2013 at 01:14 PM
Ego drivers? Driving the speed limit? I think the ego are the law breaking people who feel they are above all others and have no problem- with the lives of our friends and family who live and visit Malibu.... Again, when it's yor heart broken maybe the word EGO should be re-evaluated- Careful law abiding citizens who are trying to protect lives- They are himans- daughters - mothers - sisters -brothers - fathers and friends- The ties that bond us together should not be death- but words of peace and holding life precious..
David Armstead August 01, 2013 at 02:02 PM
Get ready for more death and carnage at the Corral Beach PCH area as the same people who brought the debacle at Paradise Cove and PCH parking joke are opening a new bigger restaurant at the old Buerivage site. The owners of Paradise Cove and Calamigos have teamed up on that project and the same crap you see at Paradise Cove is going to be twice as bad at that location.
Ben Dover August 01, 2013 at 03:02 PM
David, I was just wondering who has died at the intersection of PCH and Paradise Cove? I know there's a problem but I want to know if we've had a death as the result of it (exaggerate much). As far as Buerivage goes, there's always been a restaurant there. It's not going to be any bigger, there is a traffic light on the corner. As far as twice as bad.....doubtful as it's not on the beach.


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