Erik Berg ID’d as Pacific Coast Highway Victim
39-year-old Erik Berg has been ID’d as the pedestrian who was killed in Malibu on Friday morning.
The fatal accident happened around 6:00 a.m. in the 22000 block of Pacific Coast Highway on September 17th.
A vehicle reportedly hit the man as he was crossing the roadway and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The unidentified driver also stopped and fully cooperated with authorities at the scene.
Both directions of PCH were closed between Carbon Canyon Road and Malibu Canyon Road following the accident for investigation purposes.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Erik Berg.
According to statistics, there was a 26% increase in pedestrian deaths in California from 2014-2018.
In addition, California’s pedestrian fatality rate is about 25% higher than the national average.
Tips for pedestrians:
Always be aware of your surroundings
Avoid distractions (use of headphones, cell phone)
Obey traffic laws & signals
Always use crosswalk