Toddler, woman in critical condition after PCH hit-and-run, driver remains at large

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Update Saturday 11:10 a.m.: The driver of a vehicle who struck a three-year-old toddler and a woman in her 50s Friday night on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu remains at large, a sheriff’s official said. The accident occurred around 8:30 p.m. between Puerco Canyon and Corral Canyon Roads. 

The toddler and the woman remain in critical but non-life threatening condition, Lt. Mathers of the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station said late on Saturday morning. The pair were airlifted to UCLA Medical Center in Westwood following the accident. 

Mathers said authorities still have “very little suspect information” regarding the driver, other than a vehicle description. “It’s a white or silver vehicle, possibly a small SUV,” Mathers said.


Two pedestrians, including a three-year-old boy, were struck by a hit-and-run driver in western Malibu on Friday night. The toddler and a woman in her 50s were airlifted to UCLA Medical Center in Westwood with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Lt. Robert Wiard of the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Department. 

The driver of a “white SUV” who was traveling eastbound remains at large, according to Wiard. 

The accident occurred around 8:30 p.m. between Puerco Canyon and Corral Canyon roads, and forced authorities to shut down the one-mile stretch of PCH for nearly 90 minutes. 

The adult female appeared to have suffered some fractures, while the toddler had superficial abrasions and possible internal abdominal injuries, according to Wiard. 

Authorities are interviewing “one possible witness,” Wiard said, but had no solid leads on the hit-and-run vehicle.

Associate Editor Knowles Adkisson can be reached at knowles@malibutimes.com