A car accident on Pacific Coast Highway at Latigo Canyon Road caused that caused a power outage Wednesday for more than 900 customers in the area may have been a suicide attempt, according to Lost Hills/Malibu Sheriff’s officials.
Lost Hills/Malibu Sheriff’s officials said a man driving a Lexus struck two power poles that fell on the highway, knocking out power for 993 customers. The driver of the vehicle that crashed was airlifted to Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center with unspecified, critical injuries, according to Sheriff’s officials.
All lanes of the highway were temporarily closed, and one westbound and two eastbound lanes were reopened about 1 p.m. Wednesday.
Most residents got their power back about 11 a.m. Wednesday, however, 141 customers were still without power in the afternoon.
Power was restored to all customers by Thursday morning, and all lanes of the highway were reopened.