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PCH Accident Focuses Attention on Speeding Problem on PCH in Malibu


A car accident on Pacific Coast Highway near Trancas Canyon Road last month has raised concerns that there may be a systemic speeding problem on PCH on the west end of Malibu.

The November collision happened when a speeding car, which may have been involved in a drag race, crossed into oncoming lanes and struck an SUV carrying a woman and her two children.

The accident has raised concerns that illegal street racing may be a problem in west Malibu, which does not have as many stop lights or sheriff's patrols.

At the request of Malibu's public safety commission, Malibu City Manager Jim Thorsen has asked the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Station to look into increasing the number of sheriff's patrols in the area to deter speeders.

David Saul, Malibu's Public Safety Commissioner, estimates that vehicles travel at an average speed of 70 mph on PCH west of Trancas Canyon Rd., despite a 50 mph speed limit.

If you have been injured in a car accident on PCH, speak with a Santa Monica personal injury lawyer at McGee, Lerer and Associates. Talk to an attorney before you talk to the insurance adjuster. The adjuster's sole goal is to pay you as little as possible. Do not settle for less than you deserve.

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