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