Gabriel Manzur Vera and his employer, Randazzo Enterprises, submitted a claim to the County of San Mateo Board of Supervisors last night, essentially seeking indemnity in last November's death of cyclist Lauren Ward. The claim suggests that Lauren's death was due to "a dangerous condition on public property created on or maintained by the county of San Mateo."
From the Palo Alto Daily News:
The claim essentially seeks to have the county pay for any settlement or judgement that could be reached in the civil suit Ward's family filed against Vera and his employer...
In the lawsuit filed against Vera and Randazzo in San Mateo County Superior Court on Dec. 21, Ward's family alleges that the Nov. 4 collision on Alpine Road near Portola Valley was caused by Vera's negligence in driving directly into the path of Ward's bicycle.
Minutes from last night's Board of Supervisors meeting are not yet available. More information on this case will be published as it becomes available.