Fatal Pedestrian Accident on Pacific Coast Highway
A 27-year-old woman died after being hit by a truck on Thursday morning in Malibu.
The crash took place on December 9th at 6:30 a.m. on Pacific Coast Highway.
According to reports, the driver struck Nicole Valdes-Cortez in the westbound lanes which resulted in her death.
As a result of the crash authorities shut down a portion of the highway for a period of time.
Students at Malibu Middle School and Malibu Highschool also had a late start due to the accident.
An active investigation is underway.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Nicole Valdes-Cortez.
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