Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Jerry Anthony Dubray, BHS 1970

Man, 28, succumbs to cycle injuries

Burbank Newspaper, June 1981

A 28 year-old man thrown from his motorcycle in a collision with a Cadillac Thursday night died Friday, June 19, 1981 from injuries received in the accident.

Jerry Anthony Dubray, Verdugo City, reportedly was driving down Honolulu Avenue when his motorcycle ran into a car making a left turn onto La Crescenta Avenue. His body bounced against the car's windshield and was thrown into the street according to witnesses.

The driver of the Cadillac, Bruce Edward Chapman, La Crescenta, told investigators he never saw Dubray and thought the motorcycle may have been speeding.

But a service station employee said he heard the Cadillac's tires squealing and looked up to see the car , which he said appeared to cut the turn short. Apparently the car failed to yield to oncoming traffic, a traffic investigator said.

Dubray was taken to Verdugo Hills Emergency Hospital in critical condition and died Friday afternoon. Traffic follow-up investigators will present findings to the Glendale district attorney's office for possible filing of criminal complaint, Lt. Rodger Simon said, standard procedure in auto accidents resulting in a death.

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