Monday 22 November 2010

Lorry driver kills two cyclists in three years

The big rig driver involved in a fatal collision with a bicyclist near Portola Valley earlier this month and a similar crash in Santa Cruz in 2007 has been cited for two moving violations and been involved in numerous accidents -- many of which were determined not to be his fault -- over the past 12 years, Department of Motor Vehicles and court records show.

Gabriel Manzur Vera was behind the wheel of the 26-wheeler that struck and killed Lauren Perdriau Ward on Nov. 4.
Vera was apparently driving the same truck on Aug. 7, 2007, when he collided with cyclist John Myslin, a 25-year-old high school teacher, at Mission and Bay streets in Santa Cruz.