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Man Dead at Scene of Possible Hit-and-Run

The accident occurred at 6:11 a.m. this morning near the intersection of Alvarado-Niles Road and Union Square Drive, police said.

A pedestrian was found dead this morning after a possible hit-and-run near the intersection of Alvarado-Niles Road and Union Square Drive in Union City, police said.

Police responded to the location at 6:11 a.m. after receiving a report of a man down, said Sgt. Dean Sato of the Union City Police Department.

Based on the victim’s injuries and evidence at the scene, investigators believe that he was struck by a vehicle going westbound on Alvarado-Niles Road, Sato said.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. His identity has not yet been released.

Police are urging anyone with information to contact investigating officer Michael Silva at 510-675-5292 or the Union City Police Department at 510-471-1365.

Anonymous tips may also be left by calling 510-675-5207 or by emailing tips@unioncity.org.

Sunil Sethi January 23, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Seems like we've had a number of these sort of activies recently. Technology in the car is making us more distracted.
LMO737 January 23, 2012 at 08:53 PM
We know pedestrians have the right of way. Even if he was in the crosswalk I want to PLEAD with pedestrians to look both ways before crossing. And cross with caution as some drivers just may not see you for various reasons. I have seen people jaywalking in this area. Especially near the Safeway Shopping Center. Both on Alvarado-Niles and Decoto Rd. Even with babies in strollers. Crosswalks with signals are only a short distance away. But still cross with caution..
Nadja Adolf January 26, 2012 at 08:30 AM
This is horrible. It isn't just technology in cars; there are a lot of people who don't seem to understand that pedestrians have the right of way, and will blow right through the crosswalk even if they see pedestrians crossing.
James January 26, 2012 at 01:16 PM
One time over in Fremont at the Walgreens parking lot ( Blacow & Grimmer) this lady was pushing her cart from the store to her car, and this Middle Eastern looking dude freaked out because he had to wait five seconds for her to cross in front of him so she could get to her car. Idiot gets out his car goes to his trunk and pulls out a baseball bat then goes and confronts her and says how in his country he could legally chop her head off for disrespecting him. He then went on a 5 minute cussing tirade until he heard Sirens and then got in his car and bolted. Unfortunately they got his ass further down grimmer after he blew thru a Red and almost hit pedestrians in the cross walk. Most idiotic thing I have EVER seen with my own eyes.

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