Car Fatally Strikes Bicyclist In Early Morning Fremont Crash – CBS San Francisco

Car Fatally Strikes Bicyclist In Early Morning Fremont Crash - CBS San Francisco
Bicyclist killed in collision in Fremont
FREMONT (CBS SF) — A 28-year-old bicyclist was killed early Wednesday when he was struck by a car on a Fremont street, authorities said.

Fremont police said the fatal collision took place around 5:10 a.m. on Boyce Road between Stewart Avenue and Auto Mall Parkway. The force of the crash left debris spread across the roadway.

FREMONT, Calif. (KTVU) – The driver of a car fatally struck a male bicyclist in Fremont Wednesday morning in what police are calling an "unfortunate accident."

Arriving officers found the victim in the street. Efforts to aid him were unsuccessful and the man was declared dead at the scene.

A car fatally struck a bicyclist in Fremont on northbound Boyce Road near Stewart Avenue. Aug. 28, 2019

The crumpled windshield and dented hood on the vehicle give some indication about the force of the impact and how fast the driver was going.

A car fatally struck a bicyclist in Fremont on northbound Boyce Road near Stewart Avenue. Aug. 28, 2019

“He was rear ended. And at this point, the information shows he rolled up onto the car, and rode on the car for probably several tens of feet and then was thrown off of it as the vehicle braked,” said Fremont Police Sgt. Daniel O’Connell.

Fremont police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques said the 25-year-old driver from Ceres initially left the scene, but came back and was cooperating with investigators.

“This guy says he drove to where he works in the area and then he came back. And some other co-workers came back with him. And they took the bike off the car, because it was stuck on the car,” said O’Connell.

The driver was cooperative and gave a statement to police, and likely drove some distance in the dark with the mangled bicycle embedded in the windshield.

“He was actually outside of his car, when I saw him. He just had his arms folded and I couldnt tell anything was wrong,” said Eldridge.

That was before 5 a.m. And since Fremont police say the driver didnt call until 5:11, that meant the driver waited for at least 10 to 15 minutes before calling 911.

When asked what he thought the driver was doing, Eldridge replied, “I don’t know, maybe grieving? I have no idea. He was just, sitting there.”

“I don’t know. He’s the only one that can answer that question,” said O’Connell.

There was no immediate word on what caused the collision. The 28-year-old biker was wearing dark colored clothing

Boyce Road was shut down while investigators searched the scene. Anyone who witnessed the crash was asked to contact the Fremont police department.

The driver was heading into work from his home near Modesto, about an hour and a half away, which meant he likely left his home around 3 a.m.

Officers were investigating whether drugs and/or alcohol played a factor in the collision. Fremont police said the driver has been cooperative and gave a blood sample. He has not been arrested or cited with any violations just yet.

The fatal collision happened at about 5:10 a.m. in the northbound direction of Boyce Road between Auto Mall Parkway and Stewart Avenue, police said. Authorities did not identify him immediately, but police said they believe he was 28 years old.

Officers are investigating whether drugs or alcohol are a factor in the crash. The driver of the unspecified vehicle was a 25-year-old man from Ceres, and spokeswoman Geneva Bosques said they detained him for questioning.

Police closed all lanes of northbound Boyce Road to investigate. They opened one lane just after 12:25 p.m.


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