Road Rage Victim Identified

October 24, 2011

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Monday afternoon police identified 51-year-old George Lopez Jr. of Stockton, California as the man killed by an East Bay mini-bus driver named Eddie Hall (above) Saturday afternoon. According to numerous accounts, Lopez was a member of the Hells Angels California Nomads charter.

Lopez was riding with a half dozen other club members when he was killed. The pack was on its way to a party at the Oakland clubhouse.

According to witnesses, Hall’s mini-bus was empty when he pulled up next to the pack near the Grand Avenue exit near Interstate 580 in San Leandro. Hall’s shift was over and he was on his way to a bus parking lot in Oakland.

Mini-Bus Swerved

According to all accounts, Hall swerved his mini-bus into the same lane with the bikes without warning or provocation. The other riders were able to escape without serious injury. Lopez was not. Lopez fell in front of the bus. Hall ran over him and for more than 200 yards Lopez was trapped between the freeway and the bus. Several other motorcycles were damaged by the impact of the collision and by flying debris.

Lopez’ motorcycle remained wedged under the front of the mini-bus after he was expelled onto the freeway. Hall continued driving with the bike under his vehicle for another mile until the motorcycle caught fire. He then pulled over, abandoned the bus and the burning bike, hopped a fence and ran into a neighborhood in San Leandro where he was captured by Alameda County Sheriffs.

The freeway was closed and Lopez was flown by helicopter to the Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley where he was pronounced dead. The freeway remained closed for ten hours while police combed through the mile long crime scene.

No Motive

A San Leandro police spokesman named Greg Lemmon told Alan Lopez of the Contra Costa Times yesterday, “There is no motive established. We don’t know for sure why the driver chose to take the action that he did. It is extremely odd. In my 25 years, I have never seen anything like this.”

Lemon also told the Times that the Angels did not provoke the attack. “There is nothing in our investigation that would lead us to believe that the Hells Angels were chasing this suspect,” Lemmon said.

Hall worked for a Cincinnati company called First Transit. First Transit subcontracted drivers and buses to East Bay Paratransit. East Bay Paratransit provides public transportation for handicapped citizens who do not have access to other forms of public transportation.

A First Transit spokeswoman named Maureen Richmond said Sunday that Hall “joined the First Transit team in good standing and was a good driver for us.”

Hall is locked up in the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. He will make his initial court appearance Tuesday afternoon in the Hayward Hall of Justice. He is expected to be charged with suspicion of homicide and felony hit-and-run.

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11 Responses to “Road Rage Victim Identified”

  1. YYZ Skinhead Says:


    YYZ Skinhead

  2. Grumbler Says:

    Eddie “Road Rage” Hall has been officially charged with murder, attempted murder, felony hit-and-run plus a sentencing enhancement for using the short bus as a deadly weapon.

  3. ruffrider Says:

    We’ll probably never know, but I wonder if this incident with ole Eddie Hall was caused by a spur of the moment thing or if it was something brewing in his head for some time? This bullshit is off the hook.

  4. 10Gauge Says:


    Out here it is really not uncommon to have road rage incidents. While there is no doubt a persons vehicle is a reflection of their personality, this piece of shit was getting done with work and the fact he was in a short bus was just happenstance…if he was in an ice cream truck, a prius, or a golf cart I don’t think it would have changed his actions. What is strange about this is typically if you are riding in pack you will be left alone….safety in numbers and typically the only problems you have are idiots who panic or are not paying attention. For some motherfucker to intentionally run down a pack of Hells Angels he must be out of his mind.

  5. YYZ Skinhead Says:


    True. Even smoking in a bar. The problem is “selective enbforcement”. Nobody likes bikers so this murderer doesn’t even get jacked for murder.

    If the victim had belonged to this or that religion, or this or that sexual orientation, they would have gone for a hate crime enhancement. Had the victim been black they wouldn’t have given a fuck because the murderer was black, despite the fact that most hate crimes are committed against people of the same ethnicity as the perp–like all the white bikers who are harrassed, beaten and murdered by white cops just for being bikers.

    If a pig of any group had dragged some random victim under a pig car, of course, there would be some “justification” for it.

    YYZ Skinhead

  6. ruffrider Says:

    YYZ Skinhead

    Everything is a hate crime in California.

  7. YYZ Skinhead Says:


    I know that ShitUrineVomit drivers and some truckers aim at bikers (and medium-sized cages), but what this prick was driving makes this murder bizarre. As I said in the other thread, it stinks of a hate crime but unfortunately murder based on appearance or association is probably not considered a hate crime in Cali.

    YYZ Skinhead

  8. Whitey Says:

    Be careful-he’s a patchholder in the Grim Bastards

  9. 10Gauge Says:

    Another scumbag that thinks nothing of running down bikers…I don’t wish prison on anybody, but if he goes, I hope his car abandons him and he walks the main line… ALONE. Should be fun.

  10. YYZ Skinhead Says:

    It should be murder, not homicide.

    YYZ Skinhead

  11. Dante Says:

    My deepest condolences to his family and brothers.

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