HAYWARD — Eddie Hall of Oakland, accused of using a paratransit van to run over Hells Angels biker, George Lopez Jr., was charged with murder and three other felonies on Tuesday. Hall, 31, also is facing one count each of attempted murder and hit-and-run with death or injury, police said.
In addition, Hall was charged with attempted escape from a city facility because police said he tried to run out of the San Leandro police station Saturday as detectives interviewed him.
“The door in our interview room was open briefly and he darted out and into our offices, but he was quickly captured.” police said.
Hall was driving an East Bay Paratransit van when he is accused of intentionally hitting George Lopez Jr., 51, of Stockton, as he and five to seven other bikers were heading eastbound on Interstate 580 about 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct 22.
Lopez was thrown from the motorcycle and run over by the van. He was then dragged for more than a mile before Hall pulled onto the shoulder of the freeway. Lopez was treated at the scene before he was taken by helicopter to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley, where he was pronounced dead.
Hall attempted to flee, but was quickly captured. Based on evidence and witnesses statements, Hall intentionally changed lanes and rammed into the motorcyclist, according to police.
Hall is being held without bail at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.
(Source: Mercury News)