Family Pleads For Public’s Help In Fatal Fremont Hit-And-Run

FREMONT (KCBS) – It was an emotional day for the family of an elderly man, who was killed last week in a hit-and-run accident in Fremont. Police said they have exhausted all leads in the case.

Now, the family of 83-year-old Salim Nosrat of Oakland, who was killed on November 5 while crossing the street at Fremont Boulevard and Norris Road, is pleading for the public’s help.

KCBS’ Betsy Gebhart Reports:

Police said Nosrat was in the crosswalk around 6:20 a.m. when he was struck and killed by the driver of a 1995 Toyota Avalon, who sped off.

Investigators said the entire front grill fell off the vehicle at the scene.

Nosrat’s son, Steve, said his father was crossing the street to meet a group of friends at a McDonald’s for breakfast.

“I’m just asking and I’m begging,” he said. “If you’re out there, just give the family closure because what we witnessed at the hospital, I didn’t want to see my dad that way. I know everybody has to leave sooner or later, but he didn’t have to go this way.”

Fremont police are hopeful that someone who witnessed the accident or sees a damaged vehicle matching the description of the car involved will come forward to help with the case.

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