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Bicyclist dies after striking guardrail in Malibu

November 6, 2011 |  7:41 am

Approximate location of incident.

This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.

A Laguna Beach bicyclist was killed when he veered onto the wrong side of a Malibu road and struck a guardrail late Saturday morning.

The 51-year-old rider, who was wearing a helmet, was thrown head-first over his bicycle’s handlebars and suffered head injuries, the California Highway Patrol said.

The accident, reported just before noon, occurred on Las Flores Canyon Road, north of Hume Road. The road has many sharp curves and is challenging for even experienced riders, the CHP said.

The man, whose name has been withheld, was riding with his brother at the time of the accident. He was airlifted to UCLA Medical Center where he was pronounced dead about an hour later.

For the Record, 8:35 a.m. Nov. 6: A previous version of this post incorrectly reported the time of the accident as late Saturday night. It occurred late Saturday morning.

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Map: A 51-year-old Laguna Beach bicyclist was killed after he veered onto the wrong side of a road and struck a guardrail. The accident occurred on Las Flores Canyon Road, north of Hume Road, in Malibu. Credit: Google Maps

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