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Man Hit by Bus After Escaping Vehicle Dangling from Cliff

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Kathleen Becker1 year ago

A man was hit by a tour bus seconds after escaping from a sports utility vehicle which was hanging off a Malibu cliff.

About the Freak Accident

According to Reuters, the accident happened on Saturday when, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the motorist lost all control of his vehicle while driving along Malibu Road. The man’s SUV nearly drove off the cliff, but came to a stop just in time and ended up dangling over the edge. 

As the man stumbled away from the wreckage, he was struck by a bus.

The unidentified victim was transported to a local nearby hospital for treatment, but as of Monday there was no update on the man’s condition.

According to the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station Facebook page, “This is another reminder of the need to drive safely through the canyons of our beautiful area and to use extreme caution at the scene of a traffic collision.”

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.

National Auto Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 32,719 people were killed in auto accidents in 2013, marking a slight decrease from the 33,782 deaths reported in 2012.
  • Of those killed in 2013:
  • An additional 2,313,000 people were injured in auto accidents in 2013


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