Police seek information on fatal hit-and-run on I-880

Witnesses who might have been on freeway asked to call highway patrol

California Highway Patrol investigators are searching for the driver of a light-colored Nissan Sentra who possibly witnessed a fatal hit-and-run Sunday morning on Interstate Highway 880 in Fremont, a spokeswoman said.

The CHP also is trying to contact any other witnesses who might have information regarding the hit-and-run that closed lanes of northbound Highway 880 for almost three hours, spokeswoman Cristina Tagle said.

The body was found at about 4 a.m. just north of Thornton Avenue, according to CHP Officer Robert Haven. The Alameda County coroner's bureau was called to the area shortly afterward.

All lanes of northbound Highway 880 were initially shut down. The far left lane was reopened at about 5:30 a.m. and the rest of the lanes were reopened by about 6:55 a.m., according to CHP Officer Marc Johnston.

Bay City News,Jeb Bing

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Posted by common sense
a resident of Birdland
on Apr 6, 2009 at 8:53 am

Yet another Hit and Run collision. When are we going to address the real root of this problem...illegal aliens driving without a drivers license. They think its their right because the insurance companies give anyone insurance, even when they don't have a license. If you think this is not a problem ask the PD to tell you how many tickets they wrote last year in Pleasanton for people driving without licenses. Come on Governor! Lets make it a felony to drive without a license. You wouldn't give illegal aliens guns would you...a car is as deadly as a gun.

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Posted by Marine Mom
a resident of Livermore
on Apr 6, 2009 at 9:10 am

It most likely was a drunk though at that hour of the night.

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Posted by chiron
a resident of Livermore
on Apr 6, 2009 at 10:12 am

Why does common sense assume it was an illegal alien? I was an ER nurse for many years and I can tell you that cases like this usually involve speeding and alcohol (or other drugs) and includes all races, ages, and gender...

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Apr 6, 2009 at 12:06 pm

Gracias chiron.

Is "common sense" racist? Just asking.

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Posted by TI
a resident of Stoneridge
on Apr 7, 2009 at 8:48 am

Sounds like it.

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Posted by AF
a resident of Castlewood
on Apr 7, 2009 at 12:14 pm

Common Sense How did you come to consider it to be an illegal alien?If you are concerned about illegal aliens driving without a license then don't punish the American people with more laws on driving without an license. If you are so concerned then preach about locking down our borders and preventing illegals from entering all together. Also how are you to even categories this to a person with out a license. They could have been drinking, fell asleep, loss of control, not paying attention, ect. To propose more laws to regulate people is not what this country is about.

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Posted by A.H.
a resident of Del Prado
on Apr 8, 2009 at 8:50 pm

i agree chiron

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Posted by unclehomerr..
a resident of Downtown
on Apr 8, 2009 at 10:29 pm

Nothing to do with the accident/story, but I've always been under the impression that when a vehicle is stopped, and the driver doesn't have a driver's license, their vehicle is impounded and they're given a summons and sent walking. The police [all agencies] don't ticket them and let them drive away. No??


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