Southern California -- this just in

« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

Steven Bauer hits, critically injures pedestrian, authorities say [Updated]

Actor Steven Bauer was behind the wheel of a sport utility vehicle that struck and critically injured a pedestrian in Malibu on Friday, authorities said. [Updated at 6 a.m. Sunday: The Sheriff's Department now says that the driver was named Steven Bauer but was not in fact the TV and movie actor of the same name.]

The motorist was driving eastbound on the 19200 block of Pacific Coast Highway when he hit 24-year-old Brent Rosenberg about 6 p.m., said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Dave Joyce of the Malibu/Lost Hills station.

Rosenberg was crossing the street from his parked car on the north side of the highway toward his home on the other side. He paused at the median and one car stopped for him, but when he stepped farther into traffic he was hit by Bauer’s Toyota RAV4.

Rosenberg suffered major trauma in the crash and was evacuated by helicopter to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition.

The accident is still under investigation but there is no indication alcohol or excessive speed were involved, Joyce said.

-- Tony Barboza

Comments () | Archives (11)

in scarface this actor played manny
and his skills as a driver are uncanny
but down in malibu
he acted a foo'
and ran over this poor pedestrian's fanny

Was he on the phone, eating, drinking, dialing the radio? There is a law that you donot pass a stopped car on the road. I hope the victim survives.

Hope he pull through, PCH is a deadly trap of a road.

This is a very dangerous situation when one car is stopped and you are the car coming on in the next lane. You have to think: why is that car stopped? Could it be for a pedestrian?

Hahaha! WRONG! Steven is in San Fran working right now!

There was a poor job of initially reporting this story. If any proper asking and interviewing was performed by the Times reporters instead of cutting and pasting, it would have been discovered it was the wrong Steven Bauer

This situation isn't something to write a "cute" poem about. The pedestrian is my nephew- he is in critical condition.

The driver is not the actor Steven Bauer- a person with the same name.

Please keep our family in your thoughts.

Steven Bauer the actor had his license revoked 6 times and doesn't own a car. In fact he doesn't own anything. He should never drive because he drinks all the time.

jaywalking perhaps? In other words, not in a crosswalk. 4Right, I am not sure you are so right, about a law stating that you cannot pass a stopped car. Grieving relative is right, that poem is stupid.

How sad. Brent was such a good kid. People did not know he was from one of the wealthiest families in the world. His family founded Amoco, but you would never know it.

Steven Bauer the actor has NOT had his license revoked, and in fact has a valid Florida license. He is an amazing talent and the best person I and any of my friends have ever met...he's also a very skilled driver. He's in the Bay area shooting a series, and was very upset about this whole situation and has expressed condolences for the family of the victim.


Recommended on Facebook


In Case You Missed It...


About L.A. Now
L.A. Now is the Los Angeles Times’ breaking news section for Southern California. It is produced by more than 80 reporters and editors in The Times’ Metro section, reporting from the paper’s downtown Los Angeles headquarters as well as bureaus in Costa Mesa, Long Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Riverside, Ventura and West Los Angeles.
Have a story tip for L.A. Now?
Please send to newstips@latimes.com
Can I call someone with news?
Yes. The city desk number is (213) 237-7847.


Get Alerts on Your Mobile Phone

Sign me up for the following lists: