Joan Hyler, a Hollywood movie producer and talent agent, was hit by a car while crossing Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu Friday night, according to the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station. She was listed in critical condition at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
Hyler, 62, had been crossing the highway just north of Rambla Pacifico from the ocean side of the highway to the mountainside when she was struck in the No. 2 northbound lane, said Sgt. Philip Brooks. She was hit by a 2001 BMW driven by Walter Filippini, 50, of Los Angeles. Filippini was not speeding and was not cited in the accident.
Hyler, the former president of Women in Film and whose former clients include Madonna, Andy Warhol and Bob Dylan, was carrying a piece of paper with a friend’s address on it, Brooks said, which enabled Sheriff’s deputies to immediately contact acquaintances to inform them of the accident.
Hyler was scheduled to appear at the wedding of client and actress Portia de Rossi and Ellen Degeneres on Saturday, according to the Los Angeles Jewish Journal.
The Journal also stated that family and friends posted on the Web site of UCLA’s Care Pages that Hyler was responsive to doctor’s requests Sunday.