Jul 21, 2016

Award winning trial lawyer, local attorney Patrik Griego scores another win

Closing arguments concluded in the jury trial for Meredith Q. Bayer on July 18 and the jury deliberated for less than 24 hours and acquitted Bayer.

She was found not guilty of Count 1 hit and run with injury.

Both parties had stipulated to Count 2, driving with a suspended license.

Bayer was represented by Mr. Patrik Griego, award winning trial lawyer for California.

Jul 14, 2016

Jury trial for alleged suspect in Herrick Avenue pedestrian-vehicle collision happening now

Jury trial for Meredith Q. Bayer is currently going on in Courtroom 2. Trial Judge is Judge Marilyn Miles.

The case is being prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Carolyn Schaffer. Bayer is being represented by Mr. Patrik Griego and Mr. David Nims of the Janssen and Malloy firm.

The pedestrian was Marcus Renteria from Hoopa.

Updated Release:

The vehicle and driver from this morning's vehicle versus pedestrian traffic collision have been located.  Today at approximately 1215 hours, the involved driver contacted the California Highway Patrol to report she believed she had been involved in an early morning traffic collision on US-101 south of the Herrick Avenue Overcrossing.  Subsequent investigation by the California Highway Patrol confirmed the involved driver was 27 year old, Meredith Q. Bayer of Rio Dell, CA, and the involved vehicle a 2000 Ford Crown Victoria.  This comprehensive investigation is ongoing and more information will be released when available. 

Original Press Release:

On May 24, 2015, between the hours of midnight and 0400, a male pedestrian was struck by an Ford passenger vehicle in the southbound lanes of US-101 south of Herrick Avenue Overcrossing.  After the collision, the involved vehicle fled the scene in an unknown direction.  At approximately 0600 hours and upon daylight a citizen passerby observed a pedestrian down in the center divide just south of the Elk River Bridge.  Personnel from the California Highway Patrol - Humboldt Area responded to the scene, along with fire and ambulance personnel.  The pedestrian, whose name is being withheld pending family notification sustained fatal injuries as a result of the collision. 
The involved vehicle has been identified as a Ford passenger vehicle, possibly dark in color.  The vehicle sustained damage to the front end, hood, and possibly windshield.  The vehicle damage included broken front lighting equipment and it is missing the left side view mirror.

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