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Fremont Police Department (CA)
Friday November 29th, 2019 :: 10:35 p.m. PST

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Fatal Hit and Run Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Collision in Niles.

This evening at ‪8:28 p.m.‬, the Fremont PD Dispatch Center received a call, reporting that an unconscious woman was lying in the roadway at the intersection of Niles Bl and Linda Dr.  Traffic officers working the Niles Holiday Parade were a short distance away and immediately responded.  

When officers arrived, they spoke to a witness who stated the female pedestrian was crossing at the intersection in the crosswalk with her dog, when a vehicle traveling northbound on Niles Blvd struck them.  The driver of the vehicle stopped and walked over to the pedestrian.  The driver then returned to his vehicle and drove away.   

Fremont Fire and paramedics arrived, but sadly the woman succumbed to her injuries.  The dog she was walking also died at the scene.
 
The driver is described as a white male (unknown age).  The vehicle was described as a light colored 4-door sedan.  The driver was last seen driving northbound on Niles Blvd towards Union City.  Responding Officers checked the area but were unable to locate the suspect.  The vehicle likely has front end damage.
 
The pedestrian is a woman who appears to be in her 50’s.  The Alameda County Coroner has been notified and they will respond to identify the woman and make family/next of kin notifications.  
 
We will be on-scene conducting our investigation for the next couple of hours. Northbound Niles Blvd. is closed between Rock Ave and Linda Dr.  

Anyone with information is asked to please contact Fremont Police Dispatch at 510-790-6800 x 3 or email Investigator Brian Burch at Bburch@fremont.gov.  We will also accept anonymous tips.  Text Tip FremontPD followed by a short message to 888-777. 

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Fremont Police Department (CA)
2000 Stevenson Blvd
Fremont, CA 94538

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