October 23, 2011

NEWS: East Bay Paratransit Driver Charged in Hit & Run Murder

SAN LEANDRO, CALIFORNIA - Oct. 23, 2011 - The driver of an East Bay Paratransit has been arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run and murder after a fatal crash with a motorcyclist on the I-580 Freeway in San Leandro. There are reports that the collision followed an altercation between the two, that ended with the man on the bike being dragged under the bus for about a mile. Once stopped, the driver of the paratransit bus attempted to flee but was apprehended by police. The driver of the motorbike was later pronounced dead in hospital. He is reported to be a member of the Hells Angels, and had been riding with a group of other motorcyclists before the incident began. Officials with First Transit, the company who operate the bus for East Bay Paratransit, stated that they lost contact with the driver around the time of the accident and were only able to identify the location of the bus by using the vehicle's GPS. There were no passengers on board at the time. East Bay Paratransit provides ADA paratransit service for the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area which includes Oakland, Hayward, Fremont, Richmond, and Berkeley. For more information see: Eddie Hall, Paratransit Driver Arrested for Alleged Murder after Fatal Crash on I-580 (Fugitive Watch) and Paratransit Van Driver Held in Fatal Crash, Dragging of Hells Angels Biker (San Francisco Chronicle).

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