Point Mugu Head-On Collision

Pacific Coast Highway Two-Vehicle Crash 

Two vehicles collided head-on in Point Mugu on Monday, January 10th on Pacific Coast Highway.

The collision took place around 6:00 a.m., per CHP.

It was reported that the vehicles collided within the southbound lanes, just past the Mugu Canyon Rest Stop. 

As a result, an undetermined number of parties sustained minor injuries and one was taken to a local hospital. 

Investigators are actively working to determine liability. 

Police also blocked the passing lane on the southbound lane for a period of time following the accident. 

Additionally, tow trucks were used to remove the vehicles from the scene.

Head-on collisions are without a doubt the most dangerous types of crashes. They may only account for 2% of accidents, however they make up 10% of all deadly crashes. 

The Fatal Analysis Reporting System (FARS) has found that: 

  • 75% of head-on crashes happen in rural areas
  • They are most common on two-lane highways
  • Failure in negotiating a curve on the road causes 23% of all fatal head-on collisions
  • 58% of head-on collisions result in a fatality