DUI driver kills motorcyclist and 9 year old passenger

Discussion in 'Bay Area Bikers' started by Rob Kleinschmidt, Jul 9, 2004.

  1. Anyone with information is urged to call the CHP during business hours
    at (408) 467-5400.


    By Yomi S. Wronge

    Mercury News

    A San Jose man is in jail on suspicion of drunk driving after a fatal
    crash on Highway 87 Thursday night that killed a man and a child.

    The California Highway Patrol arrested Julian Figueroa, 36, on
    suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. He faces a charge
    of felony DUI.

    Meanwhile, police are seeking witnesses to the fatal crash, which
    occured at 9:49 Thursday on Highway 87.

    It appears that a 1974 BMW motorcyle driven by a 30-year-old San Jose
    man either stopped or slowed in the median that separates the main
    portion of southbound Highway 87 from the Interstate 280 transition.
    Police say Figueroa crashed his 1994 Mercury Sable into the motorcyle,
    killing the driver and his young passenger, a 9-year-old girl from San

    The victims, who have not been identified, were pronounced dead at the
    scene. CHP Officer Les Bishop said the two were not related.

    The driver was a friend of the family and was picking her up from a
    concert at Cesar Chavez Park at the request of her mother,'' Bishop

    So far, no eyewitnesses have stepped forward, so it remains unclear
    exactly what caused the motorcyclists to be in the median.

    That's big blank we have right now, what exactly lead up to this
    motorcycle being in the median,'' Bishop said.

    Anyone with information is urged to call the CHP during business hours
    at (408) 467-5400.
    Rob Kleinschmidt, Jul 9, 2004
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    jim stinnett Guest

    I suppose the CHP is looking for a reason to exonerate a drunk driver due to
    the biker being in the median, a known reason for drunks to be Not Liable
    for killing someone on a *motorcycle*
    jim stinnett, Jul 15, 2004
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