Laguna Beach bicyclist dies after Malibu crash

MALIBU – A 51-year-old bicycle rider injured in a crash in the Santa Monica Mountains near Malibu died at a hospital, the California Highway Patrol said Sunday.

The accident on Las Flores Canyon Road, north of Hume Road, was reported about 11:45 a.m Saturday, according to the CHP.

The rider, a Laguna Beach man whose name was withheld, veered onto the wrong side of the road on a sharp curve and hit a guardrail, according to the CHP. The helmeted rider was thrown head-first into the ground and suffered head injuries.

The man was taken to a hospital where he died.