WEST HOLLYWOOD/MALIBU—On September 17, a man was critically injuredafter being struck by a vehicle on the Pacific Coast Highway. The incident occurred in the evening when 23-year-old Brent Austen Rosenberg reportedly parked his vehicle on the thoroughfare’s 19200 block and was crossing the roadway on foot.  When he reached the midway point, one of the motorists stopped and waited for Rosenberg to pass; however, when Rosenberg entered traffic he was struck by a Toyota RAV SUV on the PCH close to Big Rock Drive. The driver was 56-year-old Steven Bauer of West Hollywood. Previous media reports declared it was Steven Bauer the “Scarface” actor, but those reports were inaccurate.


Rosengberg, a Malibu resident, was critically injured in the collision and was rendered aid by a Los Angeles County Fire Department helicopter. He was pronounced brain dead later that evening and removed from life support the following day, on September 18, when he passed away.


Investigators report that no current evidence indicates that drug use or speeding were factors in the accident and are currently treating the fatality as a traffic accident.



According to Rosengberg’s Facebook page, he was originally from Baltimore, Md. before he moved to California.  He had a degree in economics and had entered the Master’s degree program in Wake Forest University.  He worked at Tema Oil and Gas in Houston, Texas, and was a snowboarder at Aspen Skiing Company in Aspen, Colo. Rosenberg was also a financial analyst intern at Gordian Group, a private banking intern at Credit Suisse in New York, N.Y. and was a private markets analyst for Wilshire Associates in Santa Monica.


A memorial at Wake Forest University’s website describes Rosenberg as a “Double-Deac” who moved to Malibu in July to work as an analyst for Wilshire Associates.  Upon completing his degree in economics, he entered the MA in Management program.


“He was an excellent student and was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the highest honor a business student can achieve in an undergraduate or master’s program at a school accredited by AACBS International,” the website states.


A Facebook page has also been set up in Rosenberg’s memory, where another tribute read:  “Brent moved to CA this past summer from his home of Baltimore County, MD to pursue a career in finance, a field he excelled in and truly loved.  Those who were blessed to know Brent knew that he was always a source of laughter, joy and occasional mischief.  He will be forever missed and never forgotten.  Brent lived more in his 23 years than most will do in a lifetime.  While his passing is a great loss and things will never be the same, he would have wanted us to share stories, laugh and remember the good times we shared.  We will love you forever Brent.”


Craig Garcia, Rosenberg’s roommate and best friend, wrote on his Twitter page:  “Brent was such a great guy”¦what a tragic loss for his family and all who love him.”


Contributions in commemoration of Rosenberg may be sent to Gilman School, 5407 Roland Ave., Baltimore, Md. 21210.