Malibu, CA – Four Killed in Multi-Vehicle Wreck on Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA (October 19, 2023) – A major automobile collision was reported on Tuesday evening in the Malibu area that claimed the lives of four students from Pepperdine University.
On October 17, the California Highway Patrol was called to the scene of an accident on the Pacific Coast Highway.
Official reports indicate that multiple vehicles collided in the 21,600 block of the highway in an area that is often referred to as “Dead Man’s Curve.” The incident blocked several lanes of the road, prompting authorities to shut down the highway for an extended period while removing the damaged vehicles.
Four women were fatally injured as a result of the incident. The victims, identified as Asha Weir, Niamh Rolston, Deslyn Williams, and Peyton Stewart, who were all 20 years old, were pronounced deceased as a result of their injuries.
Investigations determined that all four victims were walking or standing near the roadway when they were struck by a vehicle.
A 22-year-old man involved in the accident was arrested. However, no further details were provided.
At this time, the incident is being investigated.
Our condolences go out to the families of Asha Weir, Niamh Rolston, Deslyn Williams, and Peyton Stewart at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in California
In 2022, more than 1100 pedestrians lost their lives as a result of pedestrian accidents that took place in California. This total amount represents nearly one-quarter of all traffic-related fatalities in our state. In the last three years alone, the number of fatal pedestrian accidents has increased by approximately 10 percent. Over the past decade, this number has increased 77 percent statewide.
The unfortunate truth is that pedestrians remain more vulnerable during accidents and other victims involved. Despite laws that our state has in place to protect pedestrians, we continue to see them hurt or lose their lives as a result of driver negligence.
After experiencing the loss of a loved one, families need to reach out to a Malibu wrongful death lawyer right away. An attorney will be able to help your family take legal action against the driver who is responsible for the crash so that the person who claimed the life of your loved one is held accountable. Not only can this help your family get some of the financial resources you need during this difficult time, but it can also provide you with a sense of closure.
At the Law Offices of John C. Ye, our top priority is providing exceptional legal representation and support to our clients during difficult times. Our experienced personal injury lawyers have a proven track record of success in advocating for our clients and securing favorable outcomes in their cases. We understand the challenges that come with recovering from an accident, which is why we handle all aspects of the legal process so that bereaved families can focus on their healing and moving forward towards a brighter future. If you have lost a loved one in a car accident, do not hesitate to contact our Los Angeles personal injury law firm for a free consultation at 866-771-9467. Let our fearless legal advocates fight for your rights and help you obtain the justice and compensation you deserve.
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