Homeless Man Killed in Hit-And-Run

Police said the man was hit by two cars by Highway 84 in Ardenwood.

A man died in a hit-and-run collision on the Fremont-Newark border just after 7:45 p.m. Monday night, police said.

The identity of the man has not been released, pending the notification of his family, according to an official with the Alameda County Coroner's Office. A report by The Arguss states that the man was 56 years old.

Fremont and Newark police officers were called near Highway 84 by Ardenwood to a report of a male being struck by a passing vehicle that was described as a silver SUV, police said. A witness who stayed on scene said the car was a 1995-2005 SUV similar to a RAV4.

The man, who was a transient, was struck by a second vehicle while he was down, according to a report from the Fremont police. Both vehicles fled the scene, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Fremont Police’s non-emergency line at 510-790-6800 or call (510) 790-6972.

Tena Oakley December 28, 2011 at 05:35 AM
There's more to Bruce than just being annoying. I banned him from my stations because of how he is today, but he has a past. He used to be on Newark Cable. He had a talk show where he interviewed high school students about their roles in the high school play, he interviewed city council members on it, so many different people involved in Newark history. We look at Bruce the way he is today, and we forget that he has a past history. I know I did.
James December 28, 2011 at 03:59 PM
There's so many more in our City just like him sans the Wheelchair.
CaSunset December 28, 2011 at 07:20 PM
Terrible way to leave this earth, no doubt. I am wondering also if it was our longtime icon, Bruce, who met this fate. I enjoy walking the trail that leads behind Ardenwood although I've been warned of the homeless encampment back there, but it's such a beautiful walk. I think twice before I go, usually depends on the time of day, not because I am afraid of transients, but nowadays, the drugs that are available are more likely to result in bizarre behavior that renders them unable to remember what they did once they do 'come to', if they are lucky that the drugs themselves don't place them over the edge once and for all. At the very least, I try to send up a prayer for them when I see them, and for the emergency personnel that tend to their needs so often. Seeing is remembering. Thanks for more background too Tena. We all come into this world the same way, and must play the cards we're dealt. Sometimes it's luck that brings us up or down. More often, it's choice based on our mindset at the time.
Cynthia December 29, 2011 at 11:43 PM
So at this point, does anyone know if it was Bruce, the wheelchair man?
Nika Megino December 30, 2011 at 12:10 AM
Hi all, the man was identified by the coroner's office as Ralph Huerta, 56. http://patch.com/A-pKsw


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