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News - April 27, 2011

Trucker in bike fatality seeks indemnity

Truck driver Gabriel Vera and his employer are seeking indemnity from San Mateo County in connection with a lawsuit brought against Mr. Vera by relatives of Los Altos Hills bicyclist Lauren Ward.

Ms. Ward died in a Nov. 4, 2010, collision with Mr. Vera's tractor trailer at the intersection of Alpine Road and Interstate 280.

The county's risk management division is recommending that the Board of Supervisors deny the claims at its regular meeting on Tuesday, April 26.

Mr. Vera and his employer, Castroville demolition contractor Randazzo Enterprises Inc., allege that the intersection is dangerous and caused the death of Ms. Ward.

The California Highway Patrol determined that Mr. Vera was not at fault.

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