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Man Killed in San Mateo Pedestrian Accident

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San Mateo authorities have indentified a 52-year-old man killed in a pedestrian accident as Gus Roubos. According to this news report in the San Mateo County Times, the San Mateo County Coroner is trying to determine whether Roubos died from pre-existing health conditions or as a result of injuries he suffered in the January 9, 2009 pedestrian accident after a suspected drunk driver hit him.

Officials say Roubos was released from the San Mateo Medical Center barely three minutes before the fatal crash. Eyewitnesses say that Roubos was crossing the street and walking in a crosswalk when the driver recklessly hit him. That driver, 57-year-old Louis James Henry of Pacifica, has been arrested on suspicion of reckless driving and driving under the influence.

My heart goes out to the family of Gus Roubos for their tragic loss. I offer my deepest condolences to them. Here’s a man who was just released from a hospital and he gets hit in a marked crosswalk by a driver, who according to this report, was negligent and possibly drunk
Based on this newspaper report and what eyewitnesses are saying, it appears to me that Louis James Henry was driving recklessly and erratically at the time of the accident. Officials have arrested him on suspicion of DUI. I sincerely hope the driver, Henry, is held both criminally and civilly responsible for this fatal pedestrian accident and injuries caused to Roubos. He will most likely face criminal vehicular manslaughter and felony DUI charges.

I’d urge Gus Roubos’ family to consult with an experienced California pedestrian accident attorney who will help protect their rights and secure the justice and compensation they rightfully deserve. A skilled personal injury lawyer will also look into other factors that may have caused the accident such as a dangerous roadway or intersection. If that turns out to be an issue, the governmental agency in charge of maintaining that roadway could be held liable. Please remember that in the state of California, any claim against a governmental agency must be filed within six months of the accident. Where there is negligence or wrongdoing involved, families of deceased victims are also entitled to file wrongful death claims that compensate families for medical/funeral expenses, pain, suffering, loss of wages and companionship

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  • Elias Roubos

    this guy henry killed my brother Gus was one of my brothers and this piece of @#$% killed him….he can rot in hell for all i care.

  • Niko Roubos

    yo this guy is really #$%^&* up….he killed my uncle |&&| im always going to hate this guy henry….like my other uncle said he can rot in hell for all eternity |&&| i hope this guy never gets out of jail….

  • Paula StPierre

    First of all , let me tell you the man you are hating on, and I believe you are aware of this WAS NOT GUILTY of said accident… I understand you are morning your relative, but PLEASE do keep in mind at the same time you are condemning a very respectful man. YES, it was tragic, for him as well but at the very same time its life… my suggestion to you family members is, GET ON WITH IT…. the best you can … STOP blaming accidental situations and accept what Is.. FORGIVENESS is what the good LORD says! PRACTICE what he preaches!

  • M Roubos

    First of all, you should go to school and learn how to spell. Second of all, you shut the fuck up. This asshole was drunk, driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol and you have the nerve to defend him. If he would have stopped at the stop sign, my brother would have been alive today. Maybe if it was one of your family members, you would be singing a different tune. Where you there bitch??? No, I guess you weren’t there either. So therefore, YOU CAN GO TO HELL ALONG WITH HIM.

  • Paula StPierre

    Wow, you are one very bitter person, so Im not surprised with your opening insult, but check yourself, your spelling isent any better. Now, back to the topic, maybe if your brother wasent released at night and had someone there to pick him up, which is the law, he would not be gone. STOP trying to hang whatever guilt you harbor on the driver, as Ive stated before, and a jury agreed, HE IS INNOCENT. He was neither drunk or on drugs, get ahold of the court transcripts and read for yourself. I will pray for you, and by the way, if it was my family member I would have been there to pick him up. Guilt fuels your fury, God Bless

  • June McShane

    Whats with the profanity? Sounds like a case of “Thou does protest to much” I say to all of the Roubos family members, PRAY, don’t hate, GOD don’t like ugly.

  • Anonymous

    This is going to be the last and final comment I will make to you. First, of all, who do you think you are? My spelling and grammer are absolutely correct. You should be checking yours. I am bitter! What do you think? It was my brother who got killed. If it was yours, I bet you wouldn’t be so understanding. If your husband, boyfriend or whatever he is to you, would have stopped at the STOP sign, then my brother would be alive today. Witnesses saw it. Let me quote what the papers wrote about Louis James Henry. “Based on this newspaper report and what eyewitnesses are saying, it appears to me that Louis James Henry was driving recklessly and erratically at the time of the accident. Officials have arrested him on suspicion of DUI.” There was a reason why he was arrested and went to jail for a year. DON’T EVER WRITE ME AGAIN.

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