MALIBU—A man who was parked on the 20000 block of Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu had a boulder fall on his vehicle smashed his roof inward on Tuesday, January 10.
Mauricio Henao, was in the driver’s seat when he received a phone call from his girlfriend. While on the call, he stepped out of his vehicle and after returning he heard loud crashing. A four-foot boulder rolled onto his car totaling the vehicle. The debris came down with the boulder included mud, rocks, and smaller boulders. It spread across four lanes of traffic on the roadway.
No one was injured during the incident, but multiple cars nearby were damaged. It was confirmed that one other vehicle sustained a damaged windshield. The rockslide came a day after a storm hit the area causing flooding and road hazards.
Back in 2018, a boulder fell onto a vehicle with three people inside on Piuma Road and Francisco which lead onto PCH. The driver and the two other passengers were not seriously injured. The roads were closed for hours as a geologist assessed the scene. This rockslide was not to have been induced by rain.