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July 24, 2012 > Union City resident arrested for auto/pedestrian collision

Union City resident arrested for auto/pedestrian collision

Submitted By John Flynn, Fremont PD

Fremont Police were dispatched to an auto-pedestrian collision at the intersection of Peralta and Fremont Boulevards on July 18, 2012 at 10:55 a.m. The investigation revealed the following:

Joseph Ansari of Union City was driving his 2000 Nissan Maxima. He and another driver became involved in a "Road Rage" incident near the intersection of Peralta Boulevard and Mowry Avenue. The two cars drove westbound on Peralta Blvd. at a high rate of speed and as the other driver slowed down near the intersection of Peralta Boulevard and Parish Avenue, Ansari continued westbound at a high rate of speed. Ansari lost control of his vehicle as he tried to negotiate a curve in the roadway.

At that time, a 43-year-old woman and her infant daughter (in a stroller) and her 3-year-old son were standing on the northeast corner sidewalk waiting to cross the street. Ansari's car impacted the north curb, severed a signal light pole and struck the woman and her infant daughter; the 3-year-old boy was not injured in the collision.

Ansari received minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The mother and child were treated at a local trauma centers for non life-threatening injuries. Resulting from witness statements, physical evidence and interviews, Ansari was arrested for Reckless Driving Causing Bodily Injury. Ansari was booked into Santa Rita Jail.

Anyone who witnessed the collision and did not talk to police are asked to call the Fremont Police Traffic Unit at 510-790-6760.

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