MALIBU—All lanes were closed on Malibu Canyon Road after a boulder fell and smashed the front end of a vehicle on Monday, August 27, at around 1:30 p.m.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department was called to the scene to save a passenger who was trapped inside the vehicle after the boulder came crashing down. Firefighters were able to rescue the victim and no serious injuries were reported by any of the individuals inside the vehicle. One person was treated at the scene. None of the victims were transported to the hospital.
The California Highway Patrol closed Malibu Canyon Road between Piuma Road and Francisco, which leads toward Pacific Coast Highway to clear the road from debris. All lanes were re-opened at 5:15 p.m. after geologist deemed the road save to travel on.
The car involved in the incident was a white Ford Fusion that sustained serious damage, completely smashing the front hood of the car, causing the airbags to deploy. The vehicle belonged to Christian Galindoo.
Christian set up a GoFundMe page to assist in collecting funds to repair the vehicle for his friend. As of Wednesday, August 28, a total of $130 has been raised of the $4,500 goal.
“A boulder had fallen off a side of a mountain in Malibu Canyon while me, my friend Jesse and his girlfriend Michelle were on our way to the beach and landed right in the front of the car as we were passing . Nobody was seriously hurt except for Michelle who had blacked a moment due to her head hitting the center console but, my friend Jesse had practically lost his car due to only liability coverage on his insurance. He doesn’t deserve this and I really want him to be able to get a new car he is the most righteous person I know and smart college student attending CSUN. Any donations would be much appreciated. I really hope my friend can be back to driving again,” said Galindo on the GoFundMe page.
Written By Nina Garza and Madison McKesson