Innocent Malibu motorcyclist struck by flying truck in three-vehicle fatal crash suffered ‘severe’ injuries including shattered arm, nine broken ribs, damaged foot, and ‘a lifetime of trauma’
- The motorcyclist who was hit by a flying truck during a recent three-vehicle crash on Pacific Coast Highway is raising money for his medical bills
- Stephen Levey, the man riding the bike, says he suffered severe injuries including a shattered arm, nine broken ribs, a damaged foot, and more
- In a GoFundMe, Levey says he has ‘years and years’ of mental, physical, and occupational therapy ahead
- Video of the incident taken by Levey shows the moments a stolen Lexus slammed into a truck and subsequently smashed into him
- The driver of the stolen black Lexus did not survive the crash
The innocent motorcyclist who was horrifyingly struck by a flying truck while waiting at a traffic light in Malibu, California is raising money for medical expenses after suffering ‘severe’ injuries during the fatal crash.
Stephen Levey launched a GoFundMe page Monday to help pay for his bills after he was nearly killed when a stolen car slammed into a pick-up truck and flipped on top of him.
Levey, an avid motorcyclist according to his social media pages, shockingly captured the incident, which he described as ‘near death,’ on video.
Now, the motorcyclist is asking the public for help to cover the cost of his ‘severe’ injuries which include ‘a shattered right arm’ and ‘9 broken ribs, an extremely damaged right foot, a collapsed lung and a wide variety of other issues along with a lifetime of trauma,’ the man wrote in the GoFundMe’s description.
Stephen Levey, the motorcyclist struck during the fatal three-vehicle crash on Pacific Coast Highway in Southern California is now raising money to cover his medical bills
The GoFundMe is looking to raise $50,000 to help cover the bills incurred by the man’s injuries and hospital stay after the crash
‘I am pretty much stuck with everything above and all the financial burden beyond what my insurance will pick up, unfortunately, I was transported to a hospital other than my own insurance plan so this has become a substantially larger issue now financially,’ Levey wrote in the GoFundMe’s description.
According to Levey, the stolen black Lexus was driving ‘at least double the speed limit’ just before the crash.
He was then airlifted to the nearest trauma hospital where doctors reportedly said ‘it was apparently very much in doubt’ if the motorcyclist was going to live or die.
‘Remarkably I beat those odds,’ Levey wrote in the fundraiser’s description.
While he did survive, the motorcyclist said he now faces ‘years and years’ of physical, occupational, and mental therapy as a result of the crash.
The therapy will hopefully ‘attempt to try to recover as much use’ from his shattered arm, hand, and foot as possible.
‘I would just like to say thank you in advance for your generosity, especially in these extremely lean times, it’s hugely appreciated,’ he continued.
Levey said in the GoFundMe’s description he suffered a shattered arm, nine broken ribs, and a damaged foot in the crash
Footage from the motorcyclist shows the stolen black Lexus SUV slamming at top speeds into the pickup truck that had the right of way
The driver of the motorcycle calmly waited to make a left turn off PCH as the shocking accident occurred before his eyes
The motorcyclist said that in addition to ‘years and years’ of therapy ahead, he faces a heavy financial burden after being airlifted to the hospital
The GoFundMe has an ambitious $50,000 goal, of which roughly $6,000 has been raised as of the time of publication.
‘Thank you once again for your generosity, anything you can do to help me here would be amazing and greatly appreciated,’ Levey said.
The November 14 crash on Pacific Coast Highway near Kanan Dume Road in Southern California killed the driver of the stolen 2017 black Lexus.
The Lexus can be seen speeding into the frame before clipping a large gray pickup truck as he goes. The condition of the driver and any passengers in that vehicle have not been shared by officials with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The truck, after being impacted, spins and flies onto its side directly into the motorcyclist as debris and materials from the truck are hurled out of the bed and onto the open road.
Fire and police officials responded to the scene after the crash. The stolen black Lexus caught fire after slamming into the pick-up truck on the famous highway
The crash left the driver of the stolen Lexus SUV dead as the car slammed into a 30-foot embankment following its impact with the pickup truck
The driver of the Lexus, which had been stolen about an hour before the crash, did not survive the impact. The deceased’s identity was not released by authorities.
The driver, who had reportedly been released from rehab shortly before the crash, was traveling down an incline at a high speed and struck around six warning markers in the center median before slamming into the pickup truck.
The SUV then crashed into a 30-foot-high embankment and came to its final resting position upside down, said the Sheriff’s Department.
As onlookers attempted to extract the driver from the SUV, it caught on fire and exploded. The driver was airlifted to a hospital.
California’s Pacific Coast Highway remained closed to traffic for nearly eight hours as authorities inspected the crash site
It is unclear if the driver died at the hospital or en route.
For eight hours following the crash, drivers were diverted from the PCH onto side streets in the Point Dume area.
DailyMail.com reached out to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for an update on the case but did not receive a reply by the time of publication.