PACIFIC PALISADES—A motorcyclist and an automobile crashed on the west end of the Pacific Coast Highway on Sunday, July 12.

At 2:33 p.m. a 911 call came in for the crash on PCH. The Los Angeles Fire Department responded and upon arriving on the scene they transported the motorcyclist to UCLA hospital via air ambulance. No information is available regarding the condition of the motorcyclist.

LAFD representative Margaret Stewart says the PCH is heavily trafficked and there are frequent accidents. Stewart commented that since midnight of July 14 till afternoon, they have already had 33 traffic accidents in that area, out of which 18 involved an automobile and a bicycle , motorcycle, or pedestrian. The station gets 1,200 calls daily for such emergencies.

Stewart also advises the usual safe driving tips, and says drivers should always be aware of their surroundings and that distracted driving is never safe.

The Malibu City Council has decided to make their portion of the PCH safer by adopting a number of projects. On Decker Road and PCH, they have planned to widen shoulders to provide a larger buffer area. They will also place a street light to access the beach.

All these changes have been planned with the help of aerial mapping. The project plan suggests that it will be funded by the Measure R program, which is the 1/2 cent sales tax by Los Angeles County, intended to be used for transportation projects.