A fatal car accident occurred on Saturday afternoon, causing the death of one person and injuring nine others. The crash happened on Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica, in the 1000 block, close to the California Incline. The Santa Monica police lieutenant, Erika Aklufi, reported that a Kia car, carrying six adults and two small children, was heading north on PCH and attempting to turn left into Beach Lot Four North when it was T-boned by a Toyota Camry, heading south with two adults. The accident caused significant damage to the Kia’s passenger-side rear door.
All 10 occupants of the two vehicles were taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood by paramedics. Unfortunately, one passenger in the back of the Kia had suffered a severe leg injury and died at the hospital. The other passengers mostly had minor injuries.
Currently, there is no information on the victim who died. Santa Monica police have closed down the northbound lanes of PCH between the 900 and 1000 blocks, and the California Highway Patrol issued a SigAlert at 4:50 p.m., shutting down the westbound 10 Freeway at Fourth Street.