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April 7, 2010 > Fatal Traffic Collision

Fatal Traffic Collision

Submitted By Sgt. Jeff Lutzinger, Hayward PD

On Tuesday, March 30 at approximately 2218 hours a pedestrian crossing Mission Blvd. at Berry Avenue was struck and killed by a motorist that was traveling southbound in the number one lane. Upon the initial investigation it appears that the pedestrian was crossing the crosswalk.

The deceased is believed to be a Hispanic female approximately in her 40s but her identity has not yet been confirmed by the Alameda County Sheriff's Department-Coroner Bureau. The preliminary investigation suggests that the pedestrian was possibly under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision. This will be confirmed by the Coroner's Bureau.

The motorist, a 29 year old Hayward man on his way home from Cal State East Bay, was not injured. The car appeared to be in normal operating condition with working headlights. The driver of the car voluntarily submitted to a chemical (blood) test to determine the presence of alcohol or drugs in his system, a standard procedure for traffic collisions resulting in a fatality.

No further information regarding the driver has been released by the Hayward Police Department. According to one witness there was another car that safety yielded and passed the pedestrian just before the collision but this motorist is not known. Southbound traffic lanes of Mission Blvd. between Berry Avenue and Torrano Avenue were closed to traffic from the time of the collision until approximately 02:30 a.m.

Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to call the Hayward Police Department Traffic Unit at (510) 293-7099 and leave information for Officer DeCosta.

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