Four injured in deputy-involved crash in Malibu

LA County Sheriffs

Four people suffered minor injuries Wednesday, including two sheriff’s deputies, when a patrol car was broadsided by another vehicle headed south on Pacific Coast Highway near Morning View Drive, according to Traffic Detective Mike Ranes of the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s station. 

The accident occurred around 4:55 p.m about “700 feet south” of PCH and Morning View. Traffic had to be re-routed up Morning View because of debris and vehicles blocking both sides of the roadway, according to authorities.

“The deputies were in a marked black-and-white car and they had entered the roadway with their lights on to open up the emergency lane that goes through the center median. Another car traveling south did not see the police car,” Ranes said.

The deputies and the driver and passenger in the other vehicle were all transported to local hospitals. The deputies were airlifted to UCLA Medical Center in Westwood.

“They didn’t have any significant injuries, just banged up. They were sore,” Ranes said.

The driver and passenger of the other vehicle were taken via ambulance to UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica. 

All four people were released by Thursday morning.

The driver of the other vehicle was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol, Ranes said, and no arrests were made.