Hong Guo, of Danville, pleaded not guilty to charges of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence for the June 2009 death of John Greaves. Greaves, 44, is survived by his wife and two children.
In the late afternoon of July 26, 2009, Hong Guo, 41, was driving her Honda Civic on Camino Tassajara just north of the Alameda County line, when she lost contol of her vehicle and struck Greaves, knocking him from his bicycle. Guo then swerved into oncoming traffic and struck a Range Rover head-on. Greaves was pinned underneath the Civic and was pronounced dead at the scene. Guo was injured in the crash and was taken to John Muir Medical Center. The driver of the Range Rover was not hurt.
If convicted of the charges, Guo faces a year in jail or up to six years in state prison. Guo is currently out of jail on $50,000 bail.
Wrongful death caused by the collision of bicycle with an automobile is a tragedy. All states guarantee the right to compensation for families and children of those who are killed in a wrongful death. If you or a loved one has been involved in such an accident, do not take chances with your family's future. You need to immediately contact an experienced bicycle accident attorney. We have the skill and experience to ensure that individuals and their families receive the financial support necessary to help them move forward with their lives.
(Source: Contra Costa Times, Danville Weekly, Trading Markets)