Malibu Driver Narrowly Survives Driving Off A Cliff Only To Get Hit By Tour Bus
A man escaped his teetering vehicle after nearly driving off a cliff only to be a struck by a passing tour bus. The crashes occurred just after 4 p.m. Saturday. The man was conscious and breathing when the Lost Hills Sheriff's Station responded.
Authorities say the unlucky motorist lost control of his silver SUV on Malibu Canyon Road and plowed into a guardrail. The Lost Hills Sheriff's Station wrote on Facebook that the guardrail likely kept the driver’s car from going over the cliff by slowing down the vehicle. The incident is now being investigated by the California Highway Patrol.
Calls to the California Highway Patrol, Lost Hills Sheriff's Station, and Los Angeles County Fire Department have not yielded answers about what company operated the bus taking the scenic route over Malibu Canyon, or if it was a specialty tour.
Tiffani Babbs, a tourist from Indiana, came upon the scene after the crash and saw people being "ridiculous," pulling over to take pictures and standing around in the road, according to her post on the Lost Hills Sheriff's Station Facebook page. Tiffani reports that she ended up taking a different route and "while we were going up the canyons we saw more people taking pictures from above."