San Ramon man arrested in hit-and-run that killed bicyclist in Dublin

Victim was visiting area from abroad, police report

A San Ramon man has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run that killed a bicyclist in Dublin on Tuesday, police officials said today.

Spencer Freeman Smith was arrested Thursday after Dublin police identified him as the owner of a recently purchased black 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 connected with the fatal crash on Dougherty and Fall Creek roads, according to Lt. Herb Walters.

The vehicle had suffered extensive windshield and front-end damage and was missing parts that were recovered at the scene of the crash. It has been taken into custody for further examination, Walters said.

Smith, an employment attorney with offices in San Francisco, is suspected of fleeing the scene after striking 57-year-old Bo Hu, who was riding or walking his bicycle north on Dougherty Road near the shoulder at the time of the crash around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Hu, who according to the Alameda County coroner's bureau was visiting the area from abroad, was pronounced dead at the scene.


— Bay City News Service


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Posted by Stay off the Sidewalk!
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 18, 2012 at 6:19 pm

What is it about German cars?
A lot of the people who buy and drive late model Mercedes (and BMW's, too) feel they are "Entitled." They own the road. So if you don't like the way they drive, Stay Off the sidewalk!
I'm impressed and pleased that the Police were able to track down this scum, rich as he may be, and hope to hear that he is punished, and taken off the streets.

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Posted by What is it where 100 Attorneys are buried up to the neck?
a resident of Livermore
on May 18, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Q. What is it where 100 Attorneys are buried in sand, up to the neck?

A. Not enough sand.

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