MALIBU—Two out of the three passengers of a vehicle, which plunged more than 50 feet into a canyon in Malibu, were airlifted to the hospital on October 11.

 At around 2:00 p.m., the passengers were traveling north along Kanan Dume Road, just north of the California Pacific Highway, when their car drove off the highway and into the gorge.

 The incident left the northbound lane closed causing heavy traffic.

 Kanan Dume Road, a zigzagging road, legally classified as a major highway, has been the site of several similar incidents. In August 1985, a judge ordered Los Angeles Countyto pay $2.5 million to victims of a 1979 crash on the perilous road.

 Recent incidents include a severe three-car collision, which occurred this past April and an accident involving a collision with a storm drain that severely injured three people in May 2013.