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Malibu, California: Driver's Cliff Crash Followed by Bus Swipe

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By    |   Tuesday, 05 Apr 2016 09:41 AM

A driver in Malibu, California, who crashed his vehicle at the edge of a cliff on Saturday, and was subsequently hit by a tourist bus, reportedly survived the incident.

L.A. County Sheriff's Lost Hills Station reported on its Facebook page that a male driver lost control of his sports utility vehicle about 4:30 p.m. on Malibu Canyon Road. It ended up partially hanging off the edge of the cliff.

"The driver became disoriented and exited the vehicle and was struck by a passing tour bus," the Lost Hills Station statement said. "Fortunately for the man, he was conscious and breathing on our arrival and was treated by the fast response of our partners at the Los Angeles County Fire Department and California Highway Patrol. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

"This is another reminder of the need to drive safely through the canyons of our beautiful area and to use extreme caution at the scene of a traffic collision. The accident is being investigated by the CHP [California Highway Patrol]," the statement continued.

Reuters reported that the accident happened about 30 miles west of Los Angeles and that there was no updated condition of the crash victim as of Monday.

While the unidentified man reportedly survived the accident on the road, many others have not.

Last August, Oscar Alvarez, 35, of La Canada Flintridge, California, went off the side of the road and fell some 500 feet, reported the Malibu Times.

An emergency system in Alvarez's BMW sent an automatic distress call to 911, alerting the Lost Hills Sheriff's Station of the accident.

"We received a call ... saying that they had a client that activated the emergency feature in their vehicle," said Los Angeles County Lt. John Lecrivain.

The rescue and recovery took about 12 hours over a two-day period.

"Accidents happen for one of several reasons: either it's a curve and the driver is not paying attention and doesn't realize it's a curve and just keeps going, or there's a road condition or weather condition that causes the accident," Malibu Search and Rescue Capt. David Katz told the Malibu Times last year.

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