Pedestrian In Downtown Fremont Hit, Killed In Overnight Crash – CBS San Francisco

Pedestrian In Downtown Fremont Hit, Killed In Overnight Crash - CBS San Francisco
Pedestrian killed by car in Fremont late Sunday night
FREMONT (CBS SF) – A person was struck and killed by a vehicle in downtown Fremont early Monday morning, according to police.

The collision was first reported at 12:30 a.m. on Paseo Padre Parkway in Fremont near Walnut and Capitol avenues, according to Sgt. Shawn Decker. The victim died in the ambulance before being able to be transported to a hospital, Decker said.

Combined with an adjacent Sansom Street-facing parcel already owned by Parkway and development rights secured from the theater, the developer can build a roughly 20-story tower at the site, assuming most of the footprint is covered with a building comprised of equally sized floors and no special bonuses are used, according to calculations based on records filed with the city.

The collision is under investigation and it has not be determined if drugs or alcohol are a factor in the collision, according to Decker. The victim hasn’t been identified.

The theater sold the property as part of its fund-raising efforts to pay for a planned expansion on a section of the Walnut Street parking lot adjacent to the playhouse that it did not sell to Parkway, Zuritsky said.

Authorities on the scene of a fatal crash on Paseo Padre Parkway in Downtown Fremont on August 19, 2019. (CBS)

Northbound Paseo Padre was closed for several hours as authorities investigated. Police told KPIX 5 that the road reopened around 5:30 a.m.

Developer Parkway Corp. has acquired part of the parking lot beside historic Walnut Street Theatre, clearing the way for a potential new contribution to the east Center City skyline.

The vehicle, a Toyota Camry, was driving northbound on Paseo Padre Parkway when it hit the man just before midnight, said Fremont Police Sgt. Shawn Decker.

Parkway paid $7.5 million for the 13,650-square-foot property at 805-13 Walnut St. in June, according to property records filed with the city.

When officers arrived on the scene, the victim, about 50, was lying unconscious in the northbound lanes of Paseo Padre midway between Walnut Avenue and Capitol Avenue, in front of a shopping center, police said. Paramedics arrived and prepared to take the man to the hospital, but he died before he could be transported, police said.

The driver, an 18-year-old woman from Fremont, stopped after the collision, has cooperated with police and has not been arrested, Decker said. Authorities don’t believe she was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the crash, police said.

By early Monday morning, it was still unclear whether the victim had been in a crosswalk when struck, Decker said. “There is a crosswalk in the area,” he said. “It’s unclear because people when they get hit they get moved.”

The Alameda County Coroners Office will release the name of the victim after his next of kin is notified, police said.

The collision and crash investigation led to the closure of northbound Paseo Padre from Walnut Avenue to Capitol Avenue until about 5:30 a.m. Monday. The cause of the incident remains under investigation, police said Monday morning. The incident was Fremont’s fourth fatal traffic collision this year, according to police.

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