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

















































































































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