Horrific moment Malibu motorcyclist is struck by flying truck in three-vehicle fatal crash: Driver of speeding stolen SUV dies in fiery collision
- Video footage shows a stolen Lexus slamming into a pickup truck on California’s Pacific Coast Highway and subsequently creating wreck with a motorcyclist
- The motorcyclist and driver of the pickup truck survived the fiery crash, but the stolen Lexus driver did not
- After the Lexus crashed into the pickup truck it slammed into a 30-foot-high embankment and eventually exploded
- Pacific Coast Highway was closed for nearly eight hours as authorities surveyed the area following the crash
A petrifying video from a motorcyclist stopped at a traffic light in Malibu, California showed footage of a pick-up truck flying into him after being slammed into by a black SUV.
The horrifying crash took place on November 14 and was a fatal incident for the driver of the black 2017 Lexus NC – a stolen car, according to the Los Angeles County police.
In the clip, the unidentified motorcyclist, who survived the crash, calmly waits to make a left turn off of the busy Pacific Coast Highway in southern California.
Traffic is moving at pace, but despite the many cars on the road, the black SUV speeds directly onto the highway from Kanan Dume Road, clipping a large gray pickup truck as he goes.
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.
Shocking footage captured the moment a black SUV clipped a pickup truck that then slammed into a motorcyclist waiting to make a left turn
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 car caught fire and exploded as onlookers attempted to extract the driver from the wreckage
Somehow the motorcyclist survived the crash and was taken to the hospital. The pickup truck driver’s condition is also unclear, but not believed to be fatal.
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, traveling down at incline at a high speed, 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.
California’s Pacific Coast Highway remained closed to traffic for nearly eight hours as authorities inspected the crash site
The driver of the motorcycle calmly waited to make a left turn off PCH as the shocking accident occurred before his eyes
Footage from the Motorcyclist shows the stolen black Lexus SUV slamming at top speeds into the pickup truck that had the right of way
As onlookers attempted to extract the driver from the SUV, it caught on fire and exploded. The driver was airlifted to a hospital.
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.