HA Road Rage Update

January 4, 2012

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Eddie Hall, the East Bay Paratransit driver who ran over and killed a man named George Lopez Jr. (photo above) October 22 will not enter a plea until January 31.

The plea hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. in the Hayward Hall of Justice. Hall is being held without bail in the Santa Rita Jail. He is charged with murder, attempted murder, felony evading and two counts of hit-and-run.

Who Hall Killed

George “Boo Boo” Lopez of Stockton was a long-time member of the Hells Angels California Nomads charter. He was riding in a pack with several other Angels on his way to a Saturday night party at the Oakland clubhouse when he died.

In addition to his club brothers, Lopez was survived by his brother, John Corpus of Stockton; his sister, Rose Toloy of Somerset, California, his daughter, Andrea Lopez and four grandchildren.

He was buried November 11.

How Hall Did It

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.

According to a declaration by San Leandro police Detective Anthony Morgan Hall “was upset at the time because of the driving behavior of others and the behavior of the motorcyclists.” He “admitted to knowing the motorcycles were in the lane he intentionally swerved into and to knowing his actions would cause his bus to strike the motorcycle.”

Lopez was thrown from his motorcycle after Hall ran into him and the bike was trapped under the bus. Hall fled the scene and continued for more than a 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.

Hall also attempted to escape during his interrogation at the San Leandro police station after he was arrested. A San Leandro Police spokesman said, “The door in our interview room was open briefly and he darted out and into our offices, but he was quickly captured.”

The attempted escape charges were later dropped.


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7 Responses to “HA Road Rage Update”

  1. LonesomeOn'ry&Mean Says:

    Any updates on this?

  2. LonesomeOn'ry&Mean Says:

    Any updates on this story?

  3. Vince D Says:

    I think this asshole would make a cute girlfriend for somebody if he ever gets to prison.

  4. Erudite Hillbilly Says:

    I remember seeing this on the semi-local news and feeling enraged thinking it was most likely spawned out of “lane-splitting envy” (a definite reality on the Bay Area freeways.) After reading about his admissions I feel even more enraged (although I am relieved he copped to it, saving legal wrangling.) It’s bad enough when a biker gets killed (or even wounded) out of negligence, etc., but this is just unfathomable. Definitely feel for the biker, his family, and his brothers.

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  7. YYZ Skinhead Says:

    Pussy ass coward…makes me ashamed I drive a cage. I always see individuals on two wheels and I give em a lot of space precisely because I know bunghole cagers aim for solitary bikers. There is positively NO justification for killing a biker riding in a pack. Nobody can miss a pack.

    YYZ Skinhead

  8. Caretaker Says:

    Thanks for the update.. I was wondering how things were going

  9. thump Says:

    What a tragedy. My heart goes out to all his family, friends and HAMC. 81 in the Bay area have had a rough couple of years stating with Will Maclean getting shot on the 101. Lets hope this year is better.

    Thanks for the update and the video Rebel. That was a great procession they gave him.

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