Stolen car crashes into pickup truck, sends it barreling toward motorcyclist in Malibu

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Stolen car slams truck, sends it crashing into Malibu motorcyclist
Video shows the moment a vehicle crashed into a pickup truck, causing the truck to slam into a motorcyclist in Malibu.

MALIBU, Calif. (KABC) -- Dramatic video shared with Eyewitness News captured the shocking moment when a pickup truck involved in a violent crash along the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu flipped on top of an innocent motorcyclist.

Stephen Levey, a 55-year-old Beverly Hills resident, said he was riding his motorcycle on Nov. 14 when he approached a red light near Kanan Dume Road.

He had his iPhone mounted on his gear, recording his ride, when suddenly, a pickup truck came barreling toward him.

According to authorities, the driver of a dark-colored SUV that was reported stolen slammed into the pickup truck.

The impact sent the pickup straight toward Levey and his motorcycle.

The graphic video shows the pickup getting slammed and flipping over, heading straight toward Levey. At one point, a ladder that was being carried in the truck's bed flies straight toward him.

Investigators said the driver of the pickup survived, but the driver of the alleged stolen vehicle died.

The impact knocked Levey unconscious. He was airlifted to a nearby trauma hospital with serious injuries.

According to a GoFundMe created by Levey, he shattered his right arm and has nine broken ribs. He also suffered damage to his right foot and has a collapsed lung.

"I'm in a lot of pain," he said. "I asked many of the doctors when I could expect, based on their experience, to start feeling a little better, and the answer is everybody is different. Unfortunately for me, I do not have a good tolerance for medication so I'm not taking anything for the pain."

Levey and his attorney say they're being told by authorities that the unidentified man who died in the crash had just been released from rehab.

Levey wants answers and accountability.

"I am, unfortunately, basically living on my couch. The food that I am eating it all has to be non-perishable because I can't get up and go to a refrigerator.

"Everybody has made it very clear to me that I will never be who I was pre-Nov. 14."

The sixth-generation Angeleno is renowned artist and photographer in L.A. Cedars-Sinai recently tweeted out some of his work.

Levey is hoping people will donate to his GoFundMe to help with mounting medical bills. He hopes his GoFundMe donations will supplement what insurance will not pay.

Meanwhile, anyone with information on the crash is urged to contact authorities.