Bicyclist Injured in PCH Crash - NBC Southern California

Bicyclist Injured in PCH Crash

The crash occurred near Coastline Drive east of Malibu early Wednesday morning



    Bicyclist Injured in PCH Crash
    Traffic at the site of road closure on Pacific Coast Highway after a crash involving a bicyclist Wednesday Oct. 2, 2013.

    A bicyclist was injured Wednesday morning in a crash with a truck on Pacific Coast Highway that closed the road in both directions east of Malibu.

    Details regarding the bicyclist's condition were not immediately available.

    The crash was reported at about 5 a.m. Traffic was backing up at Coastline Drive early Wednesday, but the road reopened at about 7 a.m.

    The stretch of road has long been the subject of safety concerns among cyclists who shared the roadway with vehicles. The city of Malibu is working on a Pacific Coast Highway Safety study to assess road conditions, accident patterns, traffic and possible safety improvements.

    Last month, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill requiring drivers to provide cyclists with 3 feet of clearance when passing from behind. The new law -- currently, drivers are required to pass at "a safe distance" -- goes into effect in September 2014.

    Violations can result in fines up to $100 for a first conviction.

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