Santa Clarita

Motorcyclist Who Kicked Car on Freeway Before Chain Reaction Crash Still Sought

Police are still conducting an investigation into a road rage incident that caused a dangerous chain reaction crash on a Southern California freeway in June.

The caught-on camera collision happened June 21 on the 14 Freeway near Newhall in Santa Clarita when a gray sedan came in contact with a motorcycle before swerving out of its lane and flipping a Chevy pickup truck onto its roof.

Video of the crash shows the motorcyclist speeding up to the driver's side of the sedan and kicking the car. The sedan veers left and pinches the motorcyclist to the center divider before swerving right and then back left as it crashes into the divider. As the sedan bounces off the concrete, it veers over one lane of traffic and strikes the truck, sending it rolling onto its roof.

The driver of that truck suffered "moderate" injuries, including bruising and cuts that required stitches, said Josh Greengard, public information officer for the California Highway Patrol's Newhall station. "I think he got really lucky that day," Greengard said.

Thus far, officers have not been able to track down the motorcyclist, though they do have identified one person of interest in the case, he said. No charges have yet been filed.

Contact Us