51-year-old George Lopez Jr., a member of the Hell’s Angels motorcycle club, died in a motorcycle accident in October, according to the San Francisco Examiner. He collided with a motorist on October 22. The motorist, 31-year-old Eddie Hall of Oakland, was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run and first-degree murder.
Alameda County District Attorney spokeswoman clarified that Hall is in custody, but they did not charge him. California Highway Patrol Sgt. Trent Cross says he suspects there was an altercation between Lopez and Hall before the accident. If that is the case, it may not have been an accident after all. Lopez was struck by a van and dragged underneath for several miles before the van pulled off the highway. Hall attempted to flee police after pulling over. Lopez was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
It may turn out that this accident has more to do with premeditated murder than roadway safety. Regardless, motorcyclists should be as careful and safe as possible, and car drivers must look out for motorcyclists!
Dudek Law Firm APC—San Diego wrongful death attorney.