A section of the Pacific Coast Highway was closed for about 10 minutes after a head-on collision near Point Mugu. The crash, still under investigation, may lead the California Highway Patrol to seek reckless driving charges against the driver. The northbound driver, a 30-year-old woman from Tarzana, was airlifted to Ventura County Medical Center. The southbound driver, a 49-year-old from Ojai, was taken by ambulance. Prior to the crash, the northbound driver had been speeding at 90mph and crossing over double-yellow lines and using turn lanes to pass other cars.
According to news reports, multiple witnesses called in about the speeder, and minutes later the driver had crashed into an oncoming driver. The driver said she was looking for a viewpoint over the ocean. She had multiple abrasions and wounds but no broken bones and is expected to heal from the collision. The driver of the other car did not have any broken bones, either. Luckily, each driver did not have a passenger, since the vehicles collided on the right side of each car.
The witnesses were unable to report a license plate since each car was moving so quickly. The CHP recommends that anyone who sees a dangerous driver call 911. As a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, I am glad that no one was hurt more severely. If you or a loved one are hurt in a car wreck, discuss your case with a car accident lawyer Los Angeles.