Car hits Malibu woman crossing PCH at Duke’s

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A Malibu woman is in the hospital with several fractured bones and other injuries after she was hit by a vehicle Tuesday night while crossing Pacific Coast Highway in front of Duke’s Malibu. Her injuries were not life threatening, said Sgt. Phil Brooks, the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station traffic head.

Brooks said 22-year-old Jessica McCormick crossed the highway at approximately 10:30 p.m. while driver Jason Towers, 28, had a green light. The Los Angeles resident’s Jeep Cherokee struck McCormick in the inner-westbound lane. Brooks said McCormick had been drinking “large quantities of adult beverages” at Duke’s, and friends had urged her not to go onto the highway.

“The preliminary investigation shows she [McCormick] is 100 percent at fault,” Brooks said. “The driver was not drinking or speeding.”

McCormick fractured her skull, pelvis and spinal cord. Brooks said there were other injuries as well.

McCormick graduated from Malibu High School in 2004.

—Jonathan Friedman