Alleged Road Rage Driver Gets Probation in Coronado Bridge Incident

A jury found Phillip Eggers guilty of child endangerment, and acquitted him of assault charges related to the May 18 collision that injured two people.

A man who hit a motorcycle with his car on the San Diego-Coronado Bridge last May has been sentenced to four years probation after a jury found him guilty of child endangerment and acquitted him of charges related to an alleged road-rage incident, according to a UT San Diego news report.

Phillip Michael Eggers, 24, of El Cajon, was accused of driving his BMW erratically through traffic over the bridge May 18, hitting a motorcycle and injuring its two riders, Rodney and Roxanne Finnell. Eggers' girlfriend and her 3-year-old son were in the car at the time. 

Eggers, who has a history of burglary and theft, according to the UT article, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and child endangerment. At trial, Rodney Finnell told the court that Eggers had cut him off in his BMW. A witness testified, according to 10News, that the Finnells drove close to the BMW, making their displeasure known and giving Eggers the finger. 

Prosecutors say Eggers deliberately hit the Finnells. Eggers' defense attorney said the motorcycle was in a blind spot when Eggers changed lanes, causing "an unfortunate accident."

Click here to read the entire UT San Diego story.
Kim Moreno December 05, 2013 at 10:59 AM
Let's see...at 24 years old, he already had a history of burglary and theft, then almost killed two motorcyclists with his car while driving crazily on the Coronado Bridge with his wife and three-year-old in the car. Oh. the motorcyclists were in his blind spot. ever hear of looking over your shoulder before you change lanes? This guy should thank the stars for the jury, judge and the attorney who got him off with only probation.


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