Los Angeles County Sheriff’s investigators are actively engaged in an ongoing inquiry concerning a tragic traffic fatality that shook the Calabasas community on Saturday, September 2, 2023.
This unfortunate event took place around 2:38 p.m. near the 26400 block of Rondell Street, nestled within the peaceful suburban enclave of Calabasas, located in the heart of Los Angeles County.
Preliminary details furnished by authorities suggest that the incident involved two vehicles. One of these vehicles entered the parking lot from Las Virgenes Road, triggering a sequence of events that culminated in a tragic outcome.
The key parties involved in the accident have been identified as “Party #1” and “Party #2.” Party #1, operating a vehicle described by authorities as experiencing uncontrollable acceleration, entered the parking lot and collided with a parked vehicle.
Regrettably, Party #2, who was in the process of exiting their parked vehicle, became trapped between the two vehicles due to the force of the collision.
Promptly, the Los Angeles County Fire Department received the emergency call and swiftly dispatched to the scene.
Upon their arrival, they discovered Party #2 in critical condition. Despite their valiant efforts, the victim’s injuries proved too severe, and they were tragically pronounced deceased at the scene.
The identity of Party #2 remains undisclosed pending family notification.
As the investigation continues, authorities have not yet disclosed information about the driver of Party #1, the circumstances behind the uncontrollable acceleration, or any potential charges that may result from this incident.
Sheriff’s investigators are reaching out to the public, seeking assistance in gathering additional information about this heartbreaking accident.
If you witnessed the incident or possess any information pertinent to the ongoing investigation, please contact the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station at (818) 878-1808 and request to speak with the Traffic Investigations Office.