Multi-vehicle accident snarls Ocean Ave

Police are investigating a multi-vehicle accident near the Santa Monica Pier.


According to the Santa Monica Police Department, an older woman driving a silver BMW hit six vehicles and a cyclist on Ocean Ave.

The initial accident occurred near the intersection of Moomat Ahiko Way and Ocean Ave. near the onramp to the Pacific Coast Highway. The woman did not stop and continued northbound on Ocean striking five additional cars and a bicyclist before coming to a stop near Ocean and Colorado, at the entrance to the Pier.

According to Lt. Robert Almada, it is unknown why she didn’t stop and initial injury reports suggest moderate but not threatening injuries.

Officials alerted the public to the road closure at about 3 p.m. and estimated it would take four hours to clear.

The investigation is ongoing.

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